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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. 

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.”  

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.  

Alamedan is Key Figure in Church of Latter-Day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened its Oakland temple, 4770 Lincoln Ave. in Oakland, to visitors. This marks a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the public to visit the temple, which is one of seven in California and one of 209 throughout the world. The Church’s other California temples are located in Fresno, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Redlands, Sacramento and San Diego. Last October, the Church announced that it will open an eighth California temple in Yuba City. 

Following more than a year of development, Alameda’s draft Climate Action & Resiliency Plan (CARP) is now available for public comment. This plan lays out a roadmap for how Alameda will become more sustainable, continue to reduce greenhouse- gas emissions and build resiliency to flooding and other big challenges we face against the threat of climate change. 

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