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The Alameda Food Bank (AFB) has a brand-new logo, thanks to the diligence, insight and creativity of three Alameda High School students. Seniors Talia Grumet, Hailey Jiang and junior Janine Barot developed the logo under the direction of their instructor, Andrea Szeto, in their advanced multimedia art class during the spring semester.

The students made up one of 10 teams that selected local businesses and nonprofits from among a large number of applicants. They then spent the term developing new logos through continuous interaction with their clients.

Alamedans who have visited Alameda’s shoreline parks, Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Crown Beach or Seaplane Lagoon have likely seen the elegant snowy egret. The Audubon Society’s Guide to North American Birds describes the snowy egret as, “A beautiful, graceful, small egret, very active in its feeding behavior in shallow waters. Known by its contrasting yellow feet, it could be said to dance in the shallows on golden slippers.”

The lineup of makers at the Alameda Mini Maker Faire was announced last week. More than 75 exhibitors will display their works and get people involved in making. 

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is hosting a free public workshop to help Alamedans determine if solar is right for them. The public is invited to attend the free event to learn about how home solar works,  financing, incentives, impact on electric bills and the overall process of converting to solar power.

AMP will host the workshop at its service center at 2000 Grand St. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, so register in advance. Register at www.alamedamp.com/solarworkshop.

Locals were invited to experience the USS Hornet Air & Space Museum in a unique way free of charge all weekend courtesy of Jeep. Museum attendees took rides on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator at the Apollo 11 Splashdown 50th event on the USS Hornet flight deck, 200 feet above San Francisco Bay.