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The City Council capped off a marathon meeting that lasted until past 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, with unanimous approval of the Alameda Marina Master Plan. Marina owner Pacific Shops, Inc.’s proposal to develop Alameda Marina must reconnoiter several more twists and turns before it can put shovel to dirt, however. First, the City Council must approve the master plan at its second reading on Tuesday, July 24. 

Time to support students in annual ‘Equipped 4 Success’ 

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) announced the launch of its annual “Equipped 4 Success” school supply drive. The drive supports Alameda low-income students by providing them with new backpacks and quality school supplies.

“Imagine having to choose between paying your bills or purchasing school supplies for your child,” said AEF Executive Director Vicki Sedlack. “Unfortunately, that is the reality for many struggling Alameda families.” 

Alameda’s first-ever West End Night Market brought live bands, art vendors and great food and drinks to Webster Street July 16. 

St. Barnabas Church presents its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, July 21, at the parish hall and school parking lot, 1427 Sixth St. To learn more call Patrick McNamara, 522-2630.  


The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum hosted representatives of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday, July 3, as they swore in 76 new United States citizens. Among the newly minted United citizens were: Youssef Wasfy Hanna, Semere Haili Gebremedhim, Aveleyn Velmonto Chico, Teofilo Pina Mercedes, Kwong Chun Lai and Surya Gapaladasu. They are proudly holding their certificates of naturalization. The new citizens also had the opportunity to register to vote aboard the Hornet