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Alameda-based Penumbra Inc., a maker of medical devices for those who have experienced strokes and other neurovascular diseases, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, Sept. 18, after raising $120 million in its initial public offering (IPO).

The company priced 4 million shares to open at $30 per share. Stroke survivor Phyllis Danner joined Penumbra Chairman and CEO Adam Elsesser and members of the company’s management team in celebrating the IPO by ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange (right).

Alameda Women Artists (AWA) will have its 22nd annual exhibition and silent auction Oct. 10 through 31, at the Alameda Museum. This year’s exhibition will showcase the work of many talented members working in diverse media.

The Women’s Wall of Art consists of individual pieces created and donated by AWA members for the silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the AWA Art Awards Program, established to recognize and encourage local women and/or students who show promise in the visual arts.

About the event

Two-time Carnegie Award winning young adult author Patrick Ness will visit the Alameda Free Library to discuss his new book The Rest of Us Just Live Here.

The event is a part of Books Inc.’s Not Your Mother’s Book Club, which has coordinated previous events with us, including award winning young adult authors such as Laini Taylor and Maggie Stiefvater.

Alameda Meals on Wheels was honored to receive a large donation check last Thursday night at the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for one of Alameda’s newest businesses, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza.

Alameda Support Foundation (ASF) has announced its 2015 scholarship award winners. Linnea Arneson, a graduate of Encinal High School, is attending UC Berkeley. Cole Schneider, from Alameda High School, will be attending University of Oregon. Alyssa Manzo, also from Encinal High School, is attending CSU Monterey Bay. Payam Katoozian, a graduate of Alameda Science and Technology Institute, will be attending UC Santa Cruz.