Talk Back: Border kids
Should the U.S. continue to accommodate unaccompanied Latin America children coming across the border?
 Yes
 No

(Tell us why or why not?)
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin returning to USS Hornet

"Splashdown 45" will take place all day July 26 at the USS Hornet Museum and will feature a talk by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr., one of just 12 men to have walked on the moon and a tireless advocate for manned missions to Mars and continued space exploration. 
The man faces charges of vandalism and resisting police following his arrest, occurred about 4:30 p.m. July 16 in the 1200 block of Park Street in Alameda.  
 
One of Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter's (FAAS) longest-term residents finally went home last week. SILVER, a beautiful, 10 year old cream/silver tabby with amazing blue eyes had been at FAAS for over a year.  
 
The free event at the Alameda Buddhist Temple will begin with a mini food bazaar at 4 p.m. that will include hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as udon and teriyaki and the "bon odori," a dance traditionally performed during the festival, will take place at 7:30 p.m.  
 
The recipients were: Fischer Davis from Alameda High School; Lachlan Addicot from Encinal High School; Danica Liang from Alameda High School; Ryan Lee from Alameda High School; and Jiahe Zhang from Alameda High School.  
 
Starlight Movie in the Park. Enjoy a movie and fun under the stars. Preshow festivities of games and crafts for kids. The featured movie, the PG-rated comedy "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," begins at 8:15 p.  
 
The reception at the Elks Lodge on Santa Clara Avenue featured brief presentations from Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore and Margie Sherratt, president of the Board of Education, before those on hand raised their glasses and toasted Kirsten Vital, who is leaving to become superintendent of the Capistrano Unified School District.  
 
The annual event will feature 300 vendors offering popular foods such as Lockeford sausage, gyros and other treats, as well as a variety of handmade items, including paintings, ceramics, photos, jewelry, metal art and clothing.  
 
The new fire station would be built at a city-owned site at Hibbard Street and Buena Vista Avenue and replace Fire Station Three, which now operates out of a former family home that the city of Alameda rents on Grand Street because the station's building on the same block is not earthquake safe.  
 
Hobby Lobby not restricting anyoneLast time I checked, we still have a Constitution of the United States. It guarantees freedom of religion and free speech.  
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
( Patrick Tehan )
Review: Lexington House serves memorable dishes, cocktails

Bartenders Stephen Shelton and Jimmy Marino have teamed with Chef Philippe Breneman to offer well-polished fine dining at yet another excellent Los Gatos restaurant.