Alamedans wanting information from the city’s websites last week got a surprise.
"Error 404 Hacked by D@arkSh@dow," they read on an otherwise blank page when they logged on. Library staff warned patrons not to log on to the library site because their computers might catch whatever bug the city’s web platform had contracted. The breach even affected the police department.
Tim Hampton addressed those gathered last Tuesday for Veterans Day ceremonies aboard USS Hornet. They included survivors of Air Group 11, seated in a place of honor in front of Hampton. These men represent the pilots and aircrews who earned a Presidential Unit Citation during World War II.
Hampton curated an exhibition aboard the Hornet that highlights the history of Air Group 11 from 1942-1945. During that time the group’s pilots and crews, including the men pictured here, went through combat tours that shot down 105 enemy planes and destroyed 272 planes on the ground.
The Alameda County District Attorney (DA) dropped all charges were dropped last Friday against one of the two alleged suspects accused of setting several arson fires in Alameda in September.
Alameda resident Stephen Petersen learned he was finally cleared of all wrongdoing when he went to the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse to enter his plea. The DA cited new evidence as the reason for dropping the three felony charges against the 27 year old.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officially took ownership of 624 acres of Alameda Point on Monday. The VA hopes to transform the land into a new, one-stop medical and benefits center, a national cemetery and a wildlife preserve.