News Briefs

 

This month, Central Baptist Church at 2133 Central Ave. will collect donations for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. The church joins nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.

 

Alameda Firefighters Local 689 invites the public to join the fun at a lobster feed fundraiser aboard the USS Hornet, to benefit victims of the North Bay wildfires. The feed has been set for Friday, Nov. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.; at the USS Hornet Museum, located at 707 W. Hornet Ave. 

 

Last Thursday at 7:35 p.m., Alameda firefighters responded to a residential structure fire on Grand Street. First-arriving crews found smoke and fire in the kitchen of a single-story dwelling. The occupant was able to evacuate prior to arrival of the fire department. 

Firefighters used pre-connected hose lines to douse the fire while other crews ventilated the structure. The fire was knocked down in about 20 minutes. Damage was confined to two rooms. 

 

Recently commuters entering the Posey Tube have been warned about fines associated with crossing the gore point illegally there. A sign announced the citation will result in a fine of $238. The term “gore point” refers to the triangular markings on a road that usually extend a traffic island and designate an area that is not open for motorists to drive across. 

To honor and salute American veterans, the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum hosts its annual Veterans Day Celebration Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will be held on the ship’s hangar deck and speakers includes Capt.Michael C. McCarron, USN (ret.), Executive Director of the USS Hornet Museum; Rev. Dr. Wallace H. Whatley, pastor of the Alameda Baptist Church and Hornet Chaplain and crewmember of the Hornet since 1968, Bill Fee. The Hornet Swing Band will provide music for the ceremony. 

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