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Alameda: Hardware store to mark golden anniversary
Now owner Michael Jaber wants to thank all those customers for their support during the 50 years his family has owned the store at Encinal and Versailles avenues. Jaber and his brother Philip, who operates Versailles Pharmacy inside the hardware store, are throwing a party Oct. 10 to celebrate the golden anniversary. It will feature food, balloons, and maybe a raffle or two.
Labor leaders have slipped through the state Legislature a bill eroding a key requirement of Jerry Brown's 2012 pension law, which was designed to ensure workers pay a fair share of their retirement costs. The governor must veto SB 292 and send a clear message that he won't backtrack on what he has touted as one of his major legislative accomplishments.
You can walk through a 5-acre field looking for Indian corn and popcorn and take home a share of what you harvest (bring your own bag). Other attractions will include magic shows, cider pressing, old-time music and historic craft demonstrations. Ardenwood's train will be on track, the pumpkin patch will be open, and docents will lead tours of the park's historic Patterson House.
Once known as Site "B" and now called the Enterprise District, the area where city officials hope to attract commercial developers is between Main Street and Central Avenue and borders what is known as the Seaplane Lagoon. Pacific Avenue cuts through its center. The goal is to attract developers who create large commercial projects considered major sales tax generators.
Developer Ron Cowan wants to move the club at 200 Packet Landing Road to a new facility on North Loop Road in the Harbor Bay Business Park, saying it will better serve members. But Harbor Bay Neighbors, a citizens group, wants the club to stay at its current location and maintain it was built to serve nearby residents.
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Tori Spelling reveals she slept with Jason Priestley
The reality TV star dishes on her '90210' romances and admits she got Shannen Doherty fired.