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Snapp Shots: Departed Mozart conducting legend Cleve recalled

Audrey Vardanega, the fabulously talented young concert pianist from Oakland, was practicing when word came that her beloved mentor and surrogate grandfather, the great conductor George Cleve, had died from liver failure earlier that day in his Berkeley home. 
Audrey Vardanega, the fabulously talented young concert pianist from Oakland, was practicing when word came that her beloved mentor and surrogate grandfather, the great conductor George Cleve, had died from liver failure earlier that day in his Berkeley home.  
 
Daniel Bursch's visit will be part of the museum's effort to get young people interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics  
 
Tawny Weber has made a career writing about hot alpha heroes and on Sept. 12, she'll be bringing her latest release "A SEAL's Temptation" to Alameda Free Library. There she'll talk about and read from her book, do book signings and answer questions.  
 
The 2015-16 school year has started, and Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter will schedule classroom visits with kindergarten and first-grade classes to educate students about bite prevention as part of our Human Education Program.  
 
Bob "Hurricane" Blanchard has been named the Alameda Food Bank's "Volunteer of the Year" for 2015. Blanchard's selection was announced during an Aug. 20 volunteer appreciation event, which recognized the more than 200 volunteers who keep the food bank operating. Blanchard, a volunteer at the food bank since 2009, got the nickname "Hurricane Bob" because he is always in motion. He spends all day Mondays doing food pickups from grocery stores, Alameda County food bank, and barrels around town.  
 
The man, 50, was arrested shortly after the robbery about 2:50 p.m. in the 2200 block of Shoreline Drive,  
 
"It is one of the best kept secrets in the city," said Todd Wellnitz, the club's scholarship committee chairman. "We reach out to all the high schools in town and ask the administration to distribute applications to the seniors. The committee reviews the applications, conducts an interview with each applicant, selects the winners, and the grants are awarded at the club's regular lunch meeting." Unlike most scholarships, Rotary does not limit the recipients to just students attending college.  
 
Leading the group is baseball legend Lou Gehrig, followed by Bobby Jones, Payton Jordan, Cal Ripken, Joe Louis, Willie Stargell, Stan Musial, Michael Jordan, Lou Zamperini, Bob Mathias and Roger Federer. On the women's side: Graceful, unassuming Wilma Rudolph comes to mind first, then Maureen Connolly, Althea Gibson, Peggy Fleming, Venus Williams, Lindsey Vonn, Ana Ivanovic and Mary Jo Fernandez.  
 
Alameda Walks. Discover Alameda on foot through the Alameda Walks program hosted by the city. This week's walk explores Longfellow to Ballena Isle area, explore the west end of Alameda, see amazing views of San Francisco Bay and interesting beach cottages.