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Alameda: Pagano's hardware store prepares for move, begins sale

The building that houses the store was built in 1898 and was once a place that sold coal and ice. Fertilizer was later sold at the spot before original owner Andy Pagano opened the hardware store in the 1950s. 
Alameda City Hall
Liz Warmerdam has been assistant city manager in Alameda for the past two years, helping manage budgets and overseeing parks and libraries, as well as the city's finance and human resources departments.  
Along with floating berths for up to 12 ferries, the facility planned by the Water Emergency Transit Authority will have a 6,700-square-foot building that will house engineering and other workshops, as well as a 1,200-square-foot yard. About 70 people are expected to work at the four-acre site near the USS Hornet Museum.  
The man, 44, was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant and was in possession of suspected stolen property, police said. He was also allegedly in violation of his probation. The 36-year-old woman was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for failing to make a court date.  
The free event will take place at the Crab Cove picnic area at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach, 1252 McKay Ave. Preregistration is not required.  
Courtesy of Al Wright/Raintree S
Alameda Boy Scouts Daniel McCormick, Sam Wu, Nick Adgar and Kyle Rentschler received the Eagle Scout award during a recent BSA National Court of Honor.  
After nonprofit groups got stuck with the cost of rescuing birds affected by a "mystery goo" spill along the Alameda County bay shoreline, state Sens. Mark Leno and Loni Hancock introduced a bill to shift responsibility to the state.  
Tabs should be kept on Fire Department plansRecent articles and editorials show concern by people in Alameda: The mayor is concerned about the cost of the proposed fire station (that's her job).  
Dan Balilty
No matter what news my grandmother, Myra Cohen, heard — whether it was "Grandma, there's been a terrible flood in India" or "Grandma, the Dodgers just won the World Series" -- she always had the same response: "Is it good for the Jews or bad for the Jews?  
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Janeen Antoine, of Piedmont, a current co-producer and co-host on KPFA's weekly "Bay Area Native Circle" program, will advise Alameda Community Radio.