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What does one do upon discovering a wallet stuffed with cash, credit cards, identification and more? Then imagine discovering this wallet on Paia Beach on Maui, Hawaii, just three days before Easter. Alameda hairstylist Sarah Hobbs faced just such a difficult choice recently.

The students of Encinal High School had the chance to tour C-SPAN’s award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized bus Wednesday, April 24, after school. The cable news organization has been touring the nation, visiting schools and performing interviews in all 50 states. That’s right, even Hawaii, which the bus reached with some help from a giant barge. 

The Alameda Fourth of July Parade needs volunteers to augment the professional security team hired by the city to staff blocked intersections along the parade route.  

Volunteers must be 18 or older, available to staff an intersection from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, and able to move a light-weight barricade. Volunteers will also need to attend one of the orientations with the Alameda Police Department in late May or early June.

The City of Alameda will consider a limited number of cannabis retail dispensary permits through its first request for proposals (RFP) process. The process may result in selected applicants securing eligibility to apply for a retail dispensary cannabis business operator’s permits with a condition of mandatory delivery.

Interested parties must submit a letter of intent to submit an RFP by Monday, May 13, at 4 p.m. Proposals are then due Monday, June 10, by 4 p.m. The city reserves the right to alter this schedule as necessary.

The Navy plans to clean up and remove some 400 linear feet of pipeline at Alameda Point. These pipes once carried industrial waste that included luminescent paint used in aircraft dial faces and other instrumentation. The Navy once rinsed these paint wastes that contained radium into sinks whose water carried this contamination into the pipes. 

The project will include digging trenches to remove the pipes and radiologically testing the pipes. Once the contractor removes the pipes, workers will backfill the trenches. 

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