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In an effort to inform homeowners as to the best practices for preserving historic homes, the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) will be present a discussion titled, “The Mysteries of Paint Protection” this Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
Presenters Pacific Northwest Painters & Construction (PNPC) will discuss what products and practices should be used when removing old paint, or applying new paint. PNPC has been owned and operated by founders Eric and Cornelia Grunseth since 1981. They have been married, living and working in Alameda for the past 32 years.

Support the Food Bank
The Alameda Food Bank is in need of volunteers to work in a fun, family-like environment giving daily help to Alameda friends and neighbors in need.
The food bank is seeking people who have an afternoon or morning free each week and would be willing to make an ongoing commitment to the food bank.
Current volunteer shifts available are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The food bank also needs drivers.

Artist Carrie Clinton (left) sneaks a peek at one piece of early California art that Deric Torres will use in his Wednesday, April 9, Art Talk at the Frank Bette Center.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a top- ranked university that students dream of attending. Out of the 18,357 students who applied for admission to the 2014 freshman class, the Institute admitted 1,419 students, pegging the admission rate at 7.7 percent. Julian Mendoza, a senior at Encinal High School, is among that 7.7 percent.

The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board is seeking to fill an Environmental Educator vacancy. The appointee must live in Alameda County. The appointment is for two years, and board members are eligible for re-appointment to one additional two-year term.

The Recycling Board administers the voter-approved Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative, which levies an $8.23 per ton landfill disposal fee that generates approximately $8 million per year for waste reduction and recycling programs in Alameda County.

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