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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.

Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak St., will host the sixth Women in Military History event at noon, Saturday, March 15. The celebration honors the military service of all women of all eras. An honor guard will welcome guests.

Delphine Metcalf-Foster, Disabled American Veterans’ third national junior vice commander and Major Esther C. Sablan, who commands the 129th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Field, will make presentations.

This year, the Have a Heart Gala which benefits Alameda’s Midway Shelter will honor the shelter’s founder, Ginny Krutilek for her 25 years of service. The gala is slated for Saturday, March 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.

Discounted tickets are on sale now through March 15.

For reservations or more information, call 325-7880 or write to karithompson63@gmail.com.

Part one in a series

"Land swap," two words that leave sour tastes in the mouths of many. Developer Ron Cowan’s attempted trade deals led to changes in the City Charter. Now another swap is on the table; actuallly make that two swaps: one on Alameda Point and one at the old Encinal Terminal site behind the shuttered Del Monte Warehouse.