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City Councilman Stewart Chen has taken the lead in Alameda’s campaign money race, disclosure documents released on Oct. 23 show.

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The Lincoln Middle School Band put on a "Westward Bound" performance on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to a packed crowd of families and community members. Those in attendance not only delighted in the musical performances of the talented young players but also feasted on a delicious barbecue dinner. A beautiful sunset treated the crowd just as the students struck up the first notes of the evening.

Last Friday, Kate Pryor and David Lee, (at the far right) from Tucker’s Ice Cream presented Save the Bench with a check for $1,265, the entire proceeds from the sale of a very special flavor of ice cream they created "Dumb Friends Bench Blueberry Buckle."

Accepting the check (from left to right) are Jack Mingo, Jim Manning, Nancy Hird and Betsy Mathieson. Mingo, Murray and Mathieson represent Save the Bench. Hird represents the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society.

DNA tests have helped positively identify three Army airmen who perished aboard a Martin B-26 Marauder over Belgium in 1944. Two men who called Alameda home are among them.

First Lt. William "Billy" Parker Cook and fellow pilots of the 397th Bomb Group, called the "Bridge Busters," took off about 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 23, 1944, from Péronne France. They had their orders: take out the Eller railroad bridge, a vital link in the German military supply line across the Moselle River.

Atlanta, Georgia-based Sila Nanotechnologies announced it will open a 31,000-square-foot headquarters on Mariner Square Loop. The company has patented a technology that makes batteries lighter, smaller and less expensive.

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