News Briefs

Hornet Settles Up
The Hornet Foundation delivered a $215,385 check to the city of Alameda to pay its outstanding lease obligation. This demonstrated the foundation’s commitment to keeping the historic aircraft carrier museum here. Five years ago the city’s lease with the Hornet recognized the foundation’s past due rent of $555,000 and challenged them to pay half, in return, the city would write off the remaining balance. The payment delivered meets that challenge.

Radio Museum Fundraiser Set

Alameda Community Radio (ACR), an Internet radio station, is holding a fundraiser to help support its quest to obtain a broadcast license from the Federal Communication Commission.

Dig Deeper

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) is considering tacking $9.55 per year for the next 10 years onto property tax bills.

The authority states that it needs the money to support the countywide household hazardous waste program. This program provides collection and disposal services for household hazardous waste like paint, solvents and pesticides.

Hornet at Old Mint Expo

The USS Hornet will bring its rich military history to the San Francisco History Expo on March 1 and 2. The Hornet joins more than 50 diverse Bay Area historical and cultural organizations at San Francisco’s Old Mint. The expo will include costumed re-enactors, an exhibit of rare coins produced by the mint, a historical fashion display, historical films, special programs and an art exhibition.

Gas Leak Evacuates High School

Alameda Police Department (APD) reported that shortly before 9 a.m., Tuesday, its officers and Alameda Fire Department (AFD) paramedics responded to the report of a gas leak in a science classroom at Encinal High School. Leaking gas led to the evacuation of 12 students. APD stated that AFD paramedics transported three of the students to a local hospital for observation. School authorities sent five of the students home to their parents.

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