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The Google-owned wind energy company, Makani Power, has announced it will expand its presence at Alameda Point. Google has renewed Makani’s lease for up to 21 years with an additional 110,000 square feet of industrial space in a former naval airplane hangar. The company currently leases 17,000 square feet.

The lease gives Google the first right to negotiate for an additional 367,000 square feet in immediately adjacent hangars when those properties become available. Google will also have the option to purchase the buildings should the city make them available in the future.

Alameda celebrated the "Year of the Horse" at the Spring Festival held at Harbor Bay Landing Shopping Center last Saturday.

Many attended, including Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Councilman Stewart Chen, Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi, Police Chief Paul Rolleri and Alameda Unified School District Board President Niel Tam.

The Alameda Post Office swore in a new Postmaster last Friday, March 7, at its 2200 Shore Line Drive location.

Around 8:30 a.m., Danny Sosa raised his right hand and took the official oath of office as postmaster at the Alameda post office branch. Jack Boster, manager of post office operations, administered the official oath.

Games, booths, prizes (gold fish and more), face painting, mask making, the Shushan Saloon and the Shushan Deli are a few of the fun and delicious activities taking place this Sunday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Temple Israel of Alameda’s world famous Temple Purim. The temple is located at 3183 Mecartney Rd.

Managers of Alameda’s Harbor Bay and Main Street ferry services and city officials are hosting a pair of public hearings this month to gauge riders’ interest in increasing service and to discuss ways to improve access to both terminals.

The meetings are slated to take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the multipurpose room at Bay Farm Elementary, 200 Aughinbaugh Way, and from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the multipurpose room at Maya Lin School, 825 Taylor Ave.