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Thanks to the 2014 Parade Committee

Jul 03,2014

Putting a parade of more than 150 entrants together requires the patience, passion and expertise of several local volunteers. 

Each year, the Mayor’s Fourth of July extravaganza attracts some 20,000 spectators, or roughly one-third of the city’s population.

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Courtesy photo - Former Alameda resident Michael Finney, known for his television news segment, will serve as this year’s grand marshall.

2014 Fourth Parade’s New Grand Marshall

Jul 03,2014

ABC newscaster Michael Finney, a former Alameda resident, is the Grand Marshall at this year’s Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade. He is well known in the Bay Area for his 7 On Your Side reports on ABC7 News and his Consumer Talk radio show on radio KGO.

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File Photo - The Lincoln Middle School Band performs in the 2013 parade.

July 4, 2014 Parade Order of the March

Jul 03,2014

The LMS Band will be among the musical attractions of the annual Fourth of July Parade scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. Sections of city streets will be closed, and closed to parking, in advance of the parade including: Lincoln Avenue, Park Street, Otis Drive, Grand Street, Encinal Avenue, Central Avenue and Webster Street. An estimated 20,000 spectators will view the parade, and the Ralph Appezzato Charity Event foot race at 9 a.m. along its more than three-mile route. For all the details see the order of march below and the official event program pdfs in this week's web edition.

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Dennis Evanosky - City Manager John Russo listens to a speaker at a recent City Council meeting.

Russo Marks Third Year

Jun 26,2014

After three years at Alameda’s helm City Manager John Russo said that things are going well. When he arrived here the city was still reeling from the May 30, 2011, Raymond Zack drowning. The fire department’s failure to rescue Zack polarized the community. 

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School Board Mulls Over Going Solar

Jun 26,2014

Should Alameda’s schools go solar? At its last meeting school board members discussed the merits of moving forward with a plan to install solar panels atop Alameda’s public schools.

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