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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.” 

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

Ruth Abebe, Emily Abundis-Alcala, Ginikachi Amuzie, William Anderer, Toni Anderson, John Asubar, Cameron Ba, Leonard Baron, Rebecca Bartley, Chanelle Bautista, Alma Becerra, Joshua Bernaldo, Chloe Campion, Jordan Carey, Jose Castaneda, Sofia Cervantes, Nathan Chin, Ryan De Castro, Julia De Leon, Paulo Del Rosario, Jamie Edgerly, Michaela Escorcio, Jose Esparza, Daisy Espinoza.

The U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Silent Drill Team performs rifle acrobatics at the second annual Coast Guard Festival in Alameda on July 4. In celebration of Independence Day, local Coast Guard units participated in Alameda’s annual Fourth of July parade and Coast Guard Festival, showcasing the service’s heritage and role in the community. Local Coast Guard units traveled the parade route — one of the longest in the nation at 3.3 miles — and continued to Alameda Point for the festival.