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In three free workshops coming up this month, computer users can brush up on their computing skills at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The classes will focus on the Windows operating system and how to integrate it with portable devices. The first class takes place Wednesday, March 13; register at the circulation desk. Above, replacing a bad tube meant checking among the ENIAC computer’s 19,000 possibilities. The forerunner of today’s personal computers was introduced in 1946.

 

Alameda LGBTQ community group, Out on the Island, will produce an Evening of LGBTQ Entertainment Wednesday, March 13 at The Local.

The Alameda City Council approved funding to provide free legal services to low-income Alameda tenants. This new funding supports tenants in the city with termination or eviction notices, rent increases, lack of repairs or habitability, harassment or retaliation and other landlord-tenant disputes. 

 

In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, the Alameda Naval Air Museum will commemorate the 77th anniversary of Japan’s invasion of Pearl Harbor with free admission all day Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum will present photo displays and models of U.S. and Japanese airplanes, including famous ships, boats, the Blue Angels, the USS Enterprise, the Battle of Midway, Women in Service and the Coast Guard. 

 

Deliotte, an international audit and assurance, tax, legal, risk and financial advisory and consulting firm maintains a database of the fastest-growing companies in North America. Called the “Fast 500,” the companies chosen for the honor “combine technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth,” according to the Deliotte website. The 2018 winners included two companies from Alameda: Exelixis, Inc. and Penumbra, Inc. Both work in the healthcare industry and are located at the Harbor Bay Business Park. 

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