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Alameda: Pilots killed in '94 jet crash remembered in solemn ceremony

The solemn strains of the Navy Hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" echoed throughout the hangar deck of the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda on Saturday as those who knew Lt. Cmdr. Rand McNally and Lt Cmdr. Brian McMahon honored their service to the nation and reminisced. 
We have changed how we collect and accept calendar information. Readers must now submit all items through our website. Go to events.contracostatimes.com, click on "submit your event," register, then enter your event.  
 
The third annual Wiggle Waggle Walk will be held this year from 12 to 3 p.m. June 8 at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. To register, go to http://thirdannualwigglewagglewalk.  
 
Thanks from Adopt-a-FamilyOn behalf of the many homeless students in the Alameda Unified School District, I would like to express my deepest thanks to the individuals and organizations that participated in our Adopt-A-Family program during this last Season of Giving.  
 
Officers say they have noticed an increase in auto burglaries, especially in the Walgreens parking lot on Webster Street and in the parking lot of the Bridgeside Shopping Center on Blanding Avenue.  
 
June 30 deadline to file for parcel tax exemptionThe deadline to file for an exemption from the Alameda Unified School District's Measure A parcel tax is June 30.  
 
The City Council unanimously approved the move Tuesday night to solicit eligibility for two parcels on the old navy base totaling 150 acres. Officials say the projects could generate thousands of jobs and millions of tax dollars.  
 
'Feel Your Power' is the theme of the 15 annual event to be held at Washington Park.  
 
Children bounce on "Hippity Hoppity Balls" and greet the Easter bunny Saturday at Alameda's Crab Cove during the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department's annual egg scramble.  
 
Officials will host public workshop on plans to redevelop Del Monte building