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A lecture focused on the art of pinball titled, "The Tilted Hand: Sexism and Racism in Pinball," takes an unabashed view of the origins and effects of the racism and sexism throughout the history of pinball art on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Curated by writer-journalist Jetta Rae with contributions from other activists, the lecture will deliver a crash course in intersectional oppression and show why and how unexamined, unchecked racism and sexism can impact pinball’s cultural comeback.

Movoto, an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo recently published a ranking of the smartest suburbs in the country. The firm ranked 109 different suburbs based on criteria such as higher education, public libraries, bachelor’s degrees, GreatSchools.org rating and more.

Alameda ranked as the 10th smartest suburb in the nation according to Movoto’s unique approach to city-based research.

Other suburbs recognized included Santa Monica, Cupertino, Berkeley and Seal Beach in California.

Positive news has little effect

Rates for the both the 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages remain virtually unchanged despite good economic news on two fronts

Freddie Mac’s Oct. 2 Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stood at 4.19 percent, down just 1 basis point from Sept. 25.

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.