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Alameda: City Hall plaque dedicated

Alameda City Hall was dedicated on Feb. 23, 1896, a year after construction began. Before that time, city offices were housed in various locations in the Park Street business district. Designed by the San Francisco firm of Percy & Hamilton, the Richardson Romanesque structure was designated as Alameda Historical Monument No. 1 in 1975 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. 
The East Bay Regional Park District wants to acquire the approximately four-acre property off McKay Avenue to expand Crab Cove by using funds from Measure WW, which Alameda and Contra Costa County voters approved in November 2008 to protect and expand open space at the district.  
While it was not immediately known whether the cases are linked, police are reminding residents to be cautious if someone calls or emails them seeking money for a bill or payment, and to take steps to verify the caller's identity, including by independently contacting the agency the caller claims to represent.  
AUSD students contribute to their community in many, many ways throughout the year, but this month, especially, we wanted to shine a light of gratitude on these efforts. They are truly inspiring.  
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The memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave. for Clay Harding, 17, who attended St. Joseph and Edison elementary schools, Lincoln Middle School and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School before he transferred to Alameda High School.  
Laura A. Oda
Linguini's Restaurant and Habanas Cuban Cuisine hosted a turkey giveaway Tuesday on Park Street, and the restaurants ended up giving away about 500 turkeys to the community.  
This season, the ACC has as its special guest performers, the Alameda Music Project. This young choral group sings in an after-school music program at Maya Lin Elementary School.  
Alameda's Altarena Playhouse took home four awards: "Always Patsy Cline" won for Best Production of a Musical; Music Direction (Tania Johnson); and Principal Female Actor in a Musical (Margaret Belton); "Boeing-Boeing" won for Featured Male Actor in a Play (Charles Woodson Parker).  
Judging by the number of returning members and an attendance close to 50 young people and their parents, word of the club has spread and its popularity has grown. And the testimonials given by coaches, parents, a sponsor and even the young athletes themselves only underscore the positive impact the club has made in its short existence.  
The Republic of Zambia continues to make strides in its fight against childhood sexual abuse and gender-based crimes with a helping hand from the Bay Area.