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Alameda: Doolittle Raiders honored with Congressional Gold Medal

The Doolittle Raiders who struck a blow for democracy on behalf of an American public thirsty for revenge after the Pearl Harbor attack were honored Saturday aboard the USS Hornet in a ceremony acknowledging the Congressional Gold Medal.  
First responders will contribute to a trust to pay retiree health care benefits  
Dan Honda
The annual Earth Day Festival was held Saturday at Washington Park in Alameda. This year's theme was "Get Smart" about energy, recycling, health, bike safety and storm drains. The event featured a farmer's market, children's entertainment, vendor exhibits, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts re-use crafts and a bike rodeo and skateboard demonstration and safety tips.  
Courtesy of Clay David
Clay David has served as theater professor and lecturer at Loyola Marymount University, the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, and Contra Costa College in San Pablo. He has performed and directed off-Broadway and for a variety of national and regional theater productions as well as serving as artistic director of San Pablo's Knox Center for the Performing Arts.  
Alameda Island Poets
Featured readers for the evening are ACLC's two poet laureates, juniors Ellie Dodds and Sophia Moore. Other club members, seniors Catherine George and former poet laureate Morgan Reichert, eighth-grader Truly Edison and seventh-graders Josie Whittock and Aoife Grable will provide additional readings. Selections will come from the school's fourth annual collection of student poetry, "Wandering Minds, Dancing Words." Copies of this as well as previous years' books will be available for purchase.  
Courtesy of Tony Brasunas
Brasunas will read from his new book, "Double Happiness: One Man's Tale of Love, Loss, and Wonder on the Long Roads of China," at the Alameda Free Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.  
The ordinance, which would affect grocery stores of at least 15,000 square feet, calls for the retention of employees for 90 days after an ownership change and requires the new owner to provide a written evaluation of a worker's performance and keep the employee on the job if his or her performance is satisfactory.  
First responders will contribute to a trust to pay retiree health care benefits  
Nearly 40 percent of California hospitals earned low ratings for patient safety in a recent national assessment.  
Miguel Delgado finishes 11 strokes under par  
( Jackie Burrell )
Taste-Off: The best flavored coffee pods -- and the undrinkable

Coconut fudge and buttery toffee wreak havoc on waistlines, but when those flavores are infused into no-calorie coffee, that's a win-win. Here's the scoop on the best flavored coffee pods and the worst.