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A special meeting to discuss the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance (Ordinance 3148) has been set for Tuesday, April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. The city announced the meeting in a press release Monday.

On March 16, the Aeolian Yacht Club treated a group of veterans from Yountville to a St. Patrick’s Day dinner. On the menu was corned beef, mashed red potatoes, pan-fried Irish cabbage, roasted carrots with Brussels sprouts and a shaved kale and Brussels sprouts salad. The dinner was catered by Clark and Nicole Lauer, the owners of Second Hand Smoke Southern Barbeque. Vice Mayor John Knox White and his wife Jennifer helped with dinner service. The veterans were also given goodie bags with grooming essentials and snacks along with a couple of beverages.

Each year the Rotary Club of Alameda confers academic scholarships to outstanding students attending high schools in Alameda.  This year the club will award more than $20,000 ranging from $500 for vocational scholarships to $3,000 for academic scholarships. In addition, two $500 fine-arts scholarships will be awarded based on nominations from high-school principals.

Criteria include academic achievement, community service involvement, participation in extra-curricular activities, financial need and quality of the oral interview. 

Tomorrow, Friday, March 29, the Alameda Elks Lodge will host a fundraising concert for the Elks’ charitable programs. The Hard Rack Cafe Charity Music Series presents the Music City Legends at 8 p.m. The group will take a walk through music history, paying tribute to the Blues, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones.

Bertholf first Coast Guard cutter to ply the Taiwan Strait

Last Sunday and Monday, March 24 and 25, were historic days for the United States Coast Guard. The service’s Legend-Class Maritime Security Cutter Bertholf joined the U.S. Navy’s USS Curtis Wilbur in what the Navy spokesperson Lt. Joseph Keiley called “a routine Taiwan Strait transit in accordance with international law.”