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Common Networks offers alternative to 50,000 homes

Alameda-based Internet service provider Common Networks announced its recent expansion of its ultra-high-speed Internet service coverage to more than 50,000 Alameda residents, providing 80 percent of the Alameda community with a new choice for high-speed home Internet. 

The Alameda Free Library recently announced it will screen Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther on Wednesday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. This screening marks the first of a new monthly movie night event, occurring on the third Wednesday of each month.

Black Panther will be showing at the Alameda Free Library’s Main Branch, located at 1550 Oak St. in the Stafford Room.

Andrew Choi of Alameda was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. He was initiated at University of the Pacific.

Choi is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. 

Since the growing season in Alameda is 365 days long, it is possible to grow something tasty during every season of the year. Although most Alamedans have small spaces in which to cultivate, practicing succession planting (replacing harvested crops with a new edible) and interplanting (growing compatible plants together) takes advantage of the Island City’s frost-free winters to maximize use of the growing area available. 

Regular applications of compost and organic fertilizer will keep a small yard working hard to produce delicious food.

Otis Elementary School, 3010 Fillmore St., will play host to the sixth annual Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo set for Sunday, May 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to this family friendly event with the goal to inspire, educate and encourage bicycle riding.

The Alameda Bike Festival & Rodeo is a project by Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools and the Alameda Safe Routes to School Task Force in partnership with Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Recreation and Parks Department, the City of Alameda, Kiwanis Club of Alameda and the Alameda Elks Lodge.