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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.

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, jurors found Charles Kimbrough, 32, guilty of the April 20, 2011, first-degree murder of Adrian Falcon Sapp, 32, at the Summer House Apartments, 1826 Poggi St. The jury deliberated for just two hours.

According to Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Moriarty, who prosecuted the case, Kimbrough played a key role in a plot to rob Sapp. The scheme, which centered on the purchase of marijuana from Sapp, also involved a pair of 25-year-old men, Christopher Donaldson and Richard Ezell. ("Murder Cases Move Forward," Aug. 21).

Candidates for four open Alameda Health Care District Board seats offer a range of policy and practical health care experience —and a universal desire to continue providing care right here on the Island. Four people — incumbents Lynn Bratchett, Robert Deutsch and Tracy Jensen, along with newcomer Jim Meyers — are running for three open, four-year terms on the board. Newly appointed board member Kathryn Sáenz Duke is vying solo for a two-year term, so her name won’t appear on the ballot.