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On Monday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. the Alameda Free Library is hosting a Social Science presentation titled, “The Most Famous Equation.”

Around the world, people recognize that E=mc2 oozes cosmic wisdom. But what does this “most famous equation” really say? What are energy and mass? And what makes the speed of light, c, so important? Using little more than common experience and ninth-grade math, Einstein’s “special relativity” gem can come to life with surprising insights into the nature of reality.

Alameda native Keelan Doss is coming back home after the Oakland Raiders re-signed him Monday, Sept. 9.

The Alameda native signed a one-year deal with the Raiders to fill the void left after the team released wide receiver Antonio Brown Saturday, Sept. 7. Brown was released after numerous clashes with team management. He eventually signed with the New England Patriots.

The Grand Master Fiddler Youth Champion (GMFC) for 2019 is Miles Quale of Alameda, who had placed second the past two years.

“I was pretty excited that I won,” he said. “It’s always fun to compete and play with some of the best fiddlers in the nation.”

The 15-year-old began playing at age three. He won by playing “Bitter Creek,” “Wyatt’s Waltz” and “I Don’t Love Nobody.”

Miles and his brother Teo received a special treat of playing at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday as a guest of Opry star Connie Smith.

The two men charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire received different outcomes at their criminal trial Thursday, Sept. 5.

APD plays role in county robbery investigation

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Alameda County District Attorney’s office arraigned seven alleged participants in a series of robberies of United Parcel Service and Federal Express drivers as the drivers delivered merchandise.