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Community effort helps servicepeople

Mike’s Auto Body of Alameda helped celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Coast Guard Chiefs by presenting a “new” used car to a deserving Coast Guard family as part of the shop’s Benevolence Program on Coast Guard Island on May 17. 

On Monday, May 27, the public is invited to stop at Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m. to honor those that have given their lives in service to the country. Once again, as in many years past, local Veterans groups have joined together to organize this ceremony. 

“The Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 400, The American Legion Post 9, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 647 and the DAV Chapter 8 would be honored if you would join us at the Memorial Ceremony of the fallen,” said this year’s Event Chair Joe Lo Paro. 

The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners approved a tentative agreement with the Oakland Athletics that will allow the baseball team to build a stadium across the Oakland Estuary at Howard Terminal.

The City of Alameda will host a community workshop to discuss preliminary recommendations for improvements to Clement Avenue Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.  The city looks to address safety and speeding concerns on Clement Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway, while improving walking, bicycling and driving.  

A federal grand jury indicted an Oakland man Tuesday, May 7, on charges stemming from five bank robberies throughout the Bay Area including one in Alameda last November. Duane Kurt Makela is alleged to have stolen $33,301 in  five heists between October 2018 and February 2019, according to the indictment. The indictment stated Makela, 49, “used force, violence and intimidation, to rob a credit union and four banks.”