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.
The Alameda Island Poets July reading will feature Connie Post, Livermore Poet Laureate emeritus, and Carole Dwinell, Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Nanette Deetz with an open mic following. Admission is free. Donations appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.
A presentation entitled “Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters” has been scheduled for Monday, July 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Alameda Main Library Stafford Room. The art docent program will discuss the Pre-Raphaelites, a secret society of artists founded in 1848 by seven young Englishmen who rebelled against the Victorian-era art world. The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. For more information, contact Kumar Fanse at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alameda Main Library is located at 1550 Oak St.