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Last Thursday, Alameda firefighters set up a glowing memorial outside Station No. 1 on Encinal Avenue to the firefighters who lost their lives following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The firefighters arranged 343 luminarias in the shape of the number "343" to honor each of the New York Fire Department members who perished that fateful day. Above, a member of the public takes in the presentation of names and faces while members of Alameda Fire Department look on in the background.

The Alamedan assembled a group of community members to draft candidate questionnaires to make sure readers have all the information they need about local candidates and ballot measures before absentee voting begins Oct. 6. The members included Alison Greene, Richard Hausman, Audrey Lord-Hausman, Dave Hart, Ed Kofman, Bob Larsen and Vicki Sedlack

Power Box Art, a partnership of Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), the Park Street Business Association and Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) will celebrate the unveiling of Alameda’s newest public art on AMP’s power boxes around town. The reception to honor the power box artists and sponsors begins at 6 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 12, at RCW, 2513 Blanding Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Thousands of people took advantage of ideal Bay Area weather to enjoy the Neptune Beach Community Festival held this past Saturday and Sunday. Vintage cars, rides for the kids, food, drink, a history tour and live music and other performances rounded out the lively fun.

A fire at a fourplex on the 1100 block of Regent Street called 27 Alameda firefighters to the scene shortly before 5:30 p.m., last Sunday. Crewmembers arrived to find a second-floor unit on fire.

The unit where the fire started had severe damage. Two other units saw water damage and some fire damage. An investigator determined that food left unattended on a stove had started the fire, which then spread to combustible items in the kitchen.

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