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Christopher Hanson, the new broker for OMM Inc.

Local real estate company OMM, Inc. is pleased to announce that Christopher Hanson is now wearing yet another hat, this one, as the broker for OMM.

Hanson, a longtime Alameda resident and property owner, received his real estate license in 1978. After decades as both a residential and commercial real estate broker, he opened a law practice, Hanson Law Firm, in 1997, which focuses on real estate.

San Francisco Fleet Week, which includes air show practices and demonstrations, is scheduled through Tuesday, Oct. 14. Air show performers will include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other military and general aviation performers who will use the North Field at Oakland International Airport.

A Blue Angels practice session will take place today starting at approximately 10 a.m. subject to weather conditions. The Fleet Week air show is scheduled from Friday, Oct. 10, to Sunday, Oct. 12, starting at approximately noon each day, subject to weather conditions.

Mary Vierra, seen here when she turned 99 years old, will be celebrating her 100th birthday this Saturday, Oct. 4. Many remember Vierra from her days working at the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD), where she began working in July 1960. Others recall their days with her at Hidden Cove and Trails End.

Vierra and her late husband, Fred, were avid outdoorsmen. She worked as the master sergeant at summer camp. "She took us rookies under tow and shaped us into leaders for the kids," one admirer recently remembered.

Eighty-three percent of all civilian fire-related deaths are a result of home fires. On average nearly three children a day die in these fires. By providing an early warning and critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms double a family’s chance of getting out of a home fire alive; but only if the alarms work.

On Friday, Sept. 26, comedian and storyteller Dhaya Lakshminarayanan will appear at the Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St.