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The local business dedicated to teaching the fine art of fashion design and production, The Sewing Room, has announced All-Star Fashion Week in Alameda will be July 13 through 17.

Richard Hallmarq, Emily Payne, James Martinez and Zachary Hernandez from the television show Project Runway will be in Alameda for a week of fashion camp, demonstrations and lectures.

The Sewing Room classes and camps empower people to explore their creativity while learning practical skills.

For those seeking an avenue to peace in their lives, classes on meditation will be offered on a donation basis all day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Concentration: Meditation in Movement and Stillness will be led by Pauletta Chanco and Dina Hondrogen.

The classes promise to explore the interconnected practices of yoga and meditation, providing increased body awareness, concentration and overall mindfulness.

Last week technology industry experts recognized that an Alameda-based start-up company is making the world a safer place. “Liquidity,” which manufactures water-purification products based on a membrane technology, came home from TechCrunch Disrupt in New York with an impressive trophy and the $50,000 grand prize for its “Naked Filter.” 

The company’s prize-winning entry is the result of more than 15 years of research and development at Stony Brook University on the north shore of Long Island and at the company’s Marina Village headquarters. 

Dear Flora: 

My name is Betty Beagle, and my guardian is a really good guy.  I gotta say, I don’t know why, but when we are out for a walk, he sometimes places his foot on my back near my tail, pushes down with his foot, and says “Sit, sit, sit!” while he’s doing it!