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Alameda: USS Hornet braces for El Niño

An $800,000 project to waterproof the deck, as well as repair elevators that once ferried aircraft topside from the cavernous hangar bays, is nearly finished. Now the museum's staff and volunteers are pushing to raise the final $100,000 that will make the Hornet eligible for a $250,000 grant to help pay for the work. 
"Love in the Wilderness" is the theme of a hike from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Sunol Regional Wilderness, led by naturalist Cat Taylor. The group will look for "amorous amphibians and rapturous raptors."  
Laura A. Oda
Perforce's founder Christopher Seiwald will step down as CEO and Janet Dryer, formerly of Minnesota-based HelpSystems, will take over top slot  
The new Bank of Marin will be in the southwest of the shopping complex and feature an elevated facade over glass store fonts that wrap around a corner and a recessed ATM wall. The upcoming design review for the 5,000-square-foot building at 523 South Shore Center follows the board hosting a study session on the project on Jan. 11, when there was general support for a 12-foot high storefront and a stucco and glass exterior with a gray palette.  
Jon Kawamoto
At the ninth annual installation dinner on Jan. 8 at Peony Restaurant, Junsey received certificates of recognition from 18th District Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, and from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.  
Two students remained hospitalized and both were listed in fair condition; a third student was discharged.  
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Unfortunately, as with many cats, nighttime is when Ebon is just getting started. He goes nuts when the lights go out: he unrolls toilet paper, plays in the bathtub, shreds chairs and munches on cardboard -- usually at 2 in the morning. If you have the same problem, here's how to turn your nocturnal cat into a daytime kitty.  
Cathy Dana is the current president of Alameda Island Poets, leads two workshops ("Express Yourself" and "Conscious Embodiment") at the Home of Truth, and facilitates the "Storytelling Swap" at Frank Bette Center for the Arts. She also teaches creative writing at the Alameda Community Learning Center where she began the Mighty Pens teen poetry group, as well as the first poet laureate program at ACLC.  
Some self-described "mom-and-pop" landlords told the Alameda City Council on Tuesday that the proposed city ordinance could prevent them from making enough profit to maintain their property, and that the market should determine rental rates. The proposed ordinance will be up for a first reading Feb. 16.  
The great golfer, Bobby Jones, was midway in a major tournament when he accidentally tapped the ball with his club while preparing to chip out of the rough. Though no one saw him do it, he marked down a stroke on his score card. A friend later asked him why he didn't ignore the error since no one knew he did it. He replied," I'd know it." Sportsmanship.  
( T. Charles Erickson )
Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7