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Hornet Settles Up
The Hornet Foundation delivered a $215,385 check to the city of Alameda to pay its outstanding lease obligation. This demonstrated the foundation’s commitment to keeping the historic aircraft carrier museum here. Five years ago the city’s lease with the Hornet recognized the foundation’s past due rent of $555,000 and challenged them to pay half, in return, the city would write off the remaining balance. The payment delivered meets that challenge.

Keep your eyes peeled for unusual and unfamiliar lights appearing in the night sky thanks to the Alameda Lighthouse Appreciation Society (ALAS).

In celebration of International Lighthouse Recognition Month, which begins Tuesday, April 1, several countries and renowned organizations will be honoring these glowing architectural marvels with events and celebrations around the globe.

Alameda residents John Cashman, Diane Runyan and Nita Greganti are once again joining the AIDS LifeCycle bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles travelling 545 miles to support the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF).

Cashman, owner of The Cashman Team Inc. Real Estate  Company, and one of the oldest on the ride has been riding for the SFAF since 1995 and will take his 12th ride this year.

The Alameda Marketplace announced recently it will be sharing a brand, new parking lot under  construction at the intersection of Park Street, Tilden Way and Lincoln Avenue. The shopping destination’s current lots adjacent to the building will be getting a complete makeover to comply with state regulations for runoff, as well as provide brand new landscaping and lighting.

Alameda students in grades nine through 12 who have written speeches with the theme: “Celebrating the Legacy of Nelson Mandela” will receive cash awards for their efforts Saturday, March 22, noon to 2 p.m. at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The city-wide speech contest is held in celebration of the international Season of Non Violence each year. Participating schools select the best speech writers to compete. 
Find out more by writing jfranz@ci.alameda.ca.us.

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