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Alameda: USS Hornet braces for El Niño
An $800,000 project to waterproof the deck, as well as repair elevators that once ferried aircraft topside from the cavernous hangar bays, is nearly finished. Now the museum's staff and volunteers are pushing to raise the final $100,000 that will make the Hornet eligible for a $250,000 grant to help pay for the work.
At the end of the event, Liam Foster -- a ninth-grader at ACLC -- stood on stage as Alameda's top speller. Hazel Purins, last year's winner, came in second. "This is my first time to compete at a spelling bee," Liam said. "I like spelling a lot, because I like reading. It seemed like it would be fun to do, and I didn't expect to win."
Under the calendar, which the board approved 5-0, the first day of school is Aug. 22, 2016. The last day of school is June 8, 2017. There will be no school during Thanksgiving week, and the winter break is from Dec. 21, 2016 to Jan. 6, 2017. Spring break is from April 3-7, 2017.
Restaurant in a converted Victorian would be located on Santa Clara Avenue, while Bank of Marin is proposed for Alameda South Shore Center.
"Current research shows that full-day kindergarten programs help close the achievement gaps between children from different backgrounds," Superintendent Sean McPhetridge said. "The research also shows that these programs confer significant social, emotional, and academic benefits on all kindergartners."
The revamped Alameda warehouse that houses Rhythmix Cultural Works opened in 2007 after extensive remodels, including a beautiful upstairs theater with a vaulted wood ceiling and spacious areas downstairs to exhibit art. RCW fields art from around the world with an eclectic mix of classes in everything from American tribal belly dance and Congolese moves to special performances -- and lots of fun things for kids, too.
Limiting imposing rent increases to once a year and requiring landlords to help pay a tenant's moving expenses under some evictions among the provisions of proposed city ordinance
In 2014, Josh Morgan was part of the first Artemis duo to qualify a boat for USRowing Youth National Championships. And Christine Hovermale helped deliver an Artemis boat to a fourth-place finish at the 2015 youth nationals. In addition to their rowing successes, the two athletes, both seniors at their respective schools -- Hovermale at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High in Alameda and Morgan at Oakland's College Preparatory -- have exhibited prowess in the classroom.
The committee was established to review complaints of rental increases, to hear from landlords and tenants regarding the increases and to make recommendations as to whether those rent increases should take place.
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade
The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7
Johnny Depp skewers Donald Trump in new comedy
Johnny Depp disappears into role of Donald Trump in new comedy from Funny or Die website.