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Alameda teen remembered with mural, skateboard tournament

The mural will feature Clay's name, two sloths on skateboards, a sunburst and the word "Surya," a Hindu sun deity, since the westward-facing park can be especially atmospheric at evening when the sun dips below the horizon. It will be painted on a wall where Clay, known as "C-Bone" to his friends, would sit and hang out when he was not skating. 
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Milt Werner, who will be taking over the duties of Principal Simon Chiu, is a former superintendent of the Fremont Unified School District, and has previously served as principal of San Leandro High School, Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, Union City's James Logan High School and Washington High School in Fremont.  
 
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Courtesy of Rev. Laura Rose
The evening of music will feature the concert choir, the joy bell ringers and vocal and instrumental soloists.  
 
Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer was on hand to present the City of Alameda Harvey Milk Day proclamation and AUSD Superintendent Sean McPhetridge was honored for his enthusiasm in supporting the start of the AUSD LGBTQ Roundtable as well as his dedication to making Alameda schools more inclusive of the LGBTQ community.  
 
"The board of directors is confident that Christine's working knowledge of Alameda's schools, the needs of its youth and her connection to government and community leaders will serve Girls Inc. of the Island City well," said Andrea Carlise, attorney and board president, in a statement.  
 
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The event, organized by Bike Walk Alameda, was an opportunity for Mayor Spencer, city staff and community members to ask Mayor Kabell about the successes and challenges of creating safer streets for all roadway users. Mayor Kabell shared that 45 percent of all Copenhageners commute to work or school by bicycle.  
 
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Many local businesses donated prizes for the raffle and auction, including: Chuck Corica Golf Course; Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine; Sarah Brown Photography; Oakland A's; High Street Station; Raintree Studios; We Are Hair; the Nail Studio; Complements Hair Design; High Score Arcades; Sub Par Miniature Golf; Capone's; Grand Lake Theater; Sequoyah Country Club; Palo Alto's Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel; and "Lunch with the Mayor" by Mayor Trish Spenser.  
 
Courtesy of Lisa Kharrazi
In the inaugural season for the Alameda Rolling Thunder mountain biking team, 15-year-old Bethany Kharrazi qualified for the state championships in Los Olivos, shredding the 12-mile course. Next, she will bike 25 miles with her siblings in Half Moon Bay on June 13 to raise funds and awareness in support of her brother at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life event.  
 
On Friday, Lincoln Child Center is hosting a benefit for its foster-child services at Rock Wall Winery. The event takes place from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 2301 Monarch St. Saturday, the USS Hornet Museum presents Living Ship Day, with activities focused on the precursor organization to the Navy SEALs, the Underwater Demolition Team. The event's guest speaker will be veteran William Goehner Jr., of Morgan Hill, who joined the U.S. Navy at age 16.  
 
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Review: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario. Bros. Edition

Of the two classic games now offered together on a mobile format, 'Puzzle & Dragons Z' is the stronger, with an addictive hook that will keep players busy for long car rides or waits at the airport. 
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Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation

'Mean Girls’ actress finished community service hours in a rush of work in recent weeks.