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The aircraft carrier USS Hornet will host "Splashdown 45" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Saturday, July 26. The event celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and commemorates the Hornet’s safe recovery of the mission’s astronauts and their command module.

The Hornet welcomes Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut and one of the first men to walk on the moon. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Aldrin. He will hold a press conference at 10 a.m.

Courtesy photo. Alameda teen Bethany Kharrazi visited Washington, D.C., last month to lobby for support of cystic fibrosis research.

Activist lobbies for support of cystic fibrosis research

The Kiwanis Key Club of Alameda awarded scholarships to five local high-school graduates. The scholarships are based on submitted applications and the student’s community involvement, educational factors and financial need. The recipients were:

 Fischer Davis from Alameda High School who received the Virginia Hanson Scholarship and plans to attend Chapman.

 Lachlan Addicot from Encinal High School who received the Asher Broughton Scholarship and plans to attend the University of Oregon.

Oregon Historical Society. In 1867 Carleton Watkins took this photograph of a train coming around what the locals called "Cape Horn" on the portage route between The Dalles and Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. The train belonged to the Oregon Steam Navigation Company.

City hall recognizes tireless efforts of once vice-mayor, perennial volunteer 

The city of Alameda teamed up with the Arnerich family to surprise the family patriarch, Lil Arnerich, at the July 1 City Council meeting. His children, grandchildren and great grandchildren turned out to witness Mayor Marie Gilmore read a proclamation that declared the week of June 29 to July 5 “Lil Arnerich Week.” Lil’s wife, Norma, expressed her delight that she was able to get Lil to the council chambers without his knowing about the proclamation. She stood by his side at the dais as Gilmore read the city’s decree.