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The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum will host a very special Veterans Day and Anniversary Community Day celebration aboard the historic aircraft carrier this Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aside from the Veterans Day ceremony, the museum will mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Hornet and its 20th anniversary as a museum and national and state historic landmark.

USS Hornet 75th Anniversary Gala
Earlier this month, the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the commissioning of USS Hornet and the 20th anniversary of the Hornet Museum. The evening featured The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and a dinner, reception and a presentation from special guest Maritime Archaeologist, James P. Delgado.


Last December, City Council directed city staff to draft an ordinance that would require tobacco retailers to obtain a city tobacco retailer license and prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products inside city limits. Staff conducted two stakeholder meetings with those retailers to discuss this ordinance and hear their concerns. A total of 31 stakeholders attended those meetings. City staff also conducted an informal survey of the community.


Alameda Municipal Power and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) are hosting a forum on green holiday celebrations as part of an event series on sustainable living.

The public is invited to attend the free event to learn how to create green holiday traditions that can be proudly carried on by the next generation. Participants will learn sustainability tips for giving, feasting, traveling, decorating and making homes cozy during the holiday season.

The races for Alameda Mayor and City Council have resulted in tight races, still too close to call. The tentative results which are still pending the counting of some 90,000 unprocessed mail-in ballots and an unknown number of walk-in, mail-in ballots, show Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft leading in the mayoral race by 213 votes.