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In honor of former Encinal High School (EHS) Principal Frank Hanna’s passing, (see Local Deaths below) the Alameda Sun has chosen to retell the story of how a former Navy jet came to be posted in front of the school during his tenure.

In May 1984 a crowd gathered in front of EHS to celebrate the arrival of an A-4 Skyhawk jet. They looked on as workers backed the jet onto the lawn in front of the school. The aircraft had served the Marine Corps in Vietnam and in 1974 fell victim to a fire while in midair over San Francisco Bay.

Capon Villa first in city to support developmentally disabled adults

Civic leaders from the city and county will gather on Lincoln Avenue Friday, May 16, to celebrate the opening of the Jack Capon Villa housing community with a ribboncutting ceremony.

The villa, located at 2216 Lincoln Ave., is the first supportive housing community for adults with developmental disabilities in the City of Alameda.

A Navy contractor will be cleaning up groundwater in part of the Town Center area next to the Seaplane Lagoon by injecting a solution of cheese whey, emulsified vegetable oil and water into nearly 200 wells that go down between 30 and 40 feet. The whey and vegetable oil will cause natural bacteria to flourish that will feed on the toxic trichloroethene (TCE) solvent causing it to break down.

Emi the Eagle grasps a check for $649 made out to the Golden Gate Audubon Society. Lorenzo Puertas of Croll’s Pizza, left, presented the funds raised through sales of unique bird-themed pizzas to the society to help create the Alameda National Wildlife Refuge. Accepting the check on behalf of the society are Linda Vallee, Leora Feeney and Cindy Margulas. To help out, call 843-2222 or write to ggas@goldengateaudoubon.org.

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has tapped Alameda High School (AHS) math teacher Michael Lamb as its “Teacher of the Year.” 
Lamb, 48, has been teaching at AHS for 21 years. The district recognized him for  his deep commitment to students, his awareness of what each individual student was doing and the unobtrusive manner in which he was able to monitor and provide help where it was needed.

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