News Briefs

 

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. 

Clay Kempf of Alameda had his documentary, Stu Steinberg, discussing the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on America’s veterans accepted into the Oregon Documentary Film Festival in Portland, Ore. Kempf directed, shot and co-produced the film with other Bay Area filmmakers. The festival takes place this weekend. Kempf lived most of his life in Berkeley; he moved to Alameda in 2007.

 

Just love eating chocolate while studying? The library has the perfect event set for Alameda’s chocolate-loving students. The Teen Advisory Board is hosting open study halls for high school students that allow for study with classmates, work on group projects or other homework — oh yeah, and eat chocolate. The library provides chocolate, Wi-Fi and a place to sit. 

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