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Local cellist plays for second time at New York institution

Alameda Community Learning Center sixth-grader Isabelle Brown-Lyden (left), performed the Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 in G Major by J.S. Bach at Carnegie Hall on March 25. She recently won second place in the American Protégé Competition for Piano and Strings.

Brown-Lyden’s performance marks the second time she has taken the Carnegie Hall stage, and her third New York City performance. 

Just 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities qualify for the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. The publicly owned Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) earned the highest honor a Platinum Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) can receive for providing customers with secure power service. 

Host families are needed in Alameda for 17 more students visiting from Spain this summer. A total of 25 students, ranging in age from 13 to 18, will arrive on Monday, June 30, and depart on Monday, July 28.

They are coming through the EMY organization, located in northern Spain. The students will participate in three excursions each week from historical, cultural and entertainment sites including Alcatraz, I Fly, Great America, an Oakland A’s game and more.

Kiwanis Club of Alameda is hosting a pair of Wednesday meetings that feature Lisa Leverton, the volunteer coordinator for Alameda’s Relay for Life, and City Manager John Russo.

Leverton will address the club’s April 16 dinner meeting held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Russo will be on hand for the luncheon meeting the following Wednesday, April 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The meetings are open to the public and feature no-host bars and an optional no-host meals. They are held at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. To learn more, call 764-1472.

The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) announced last week that sewer lines along Webster Street will be undergoing replacement during the next month.

The locations impacted are: Webster Street between Haight and Central avenues; Taylor Avenue  between Webster and Page streets and Page Street between Taylor and Santa Clara avenues.

The project is underway now between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is expected to last until May 2.