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Alameda: Encinal's Extravaganza of Bands takes to the streets

The 20th annual Extravaganza of Bands, hosted by Encinal High School, took to the streets of Alameda. Sixteen marching bands gathered for the Saturday competition, along with an estimated 2,500 parents, students and onlookers.
The 20th annual Extravaganza of Bands, hosted by Encinal High School, took to the streets of Alameda. Sixteen marching bands gathered for the Saturday competition, along with an estimated 2,500 parents, students and onlookers.  
An AC Transit driver responding to a digital alert from Alameda police helped officers find a 16-year-old boy missing Sunday afternoon.  
 
Laura A. Oda
It would seem downtown Oakland is not for the birds, but try telling them that. This nesting season, the birds returned a few weeks early in February and quickly got to work on the next generation of seasonal downtown dwellers. If the birds don't care, bird watchers here increasingly do.  
 
ALAMEDA n USS Hornet ceremony -- Hornet Band and the Watsonville Band will perform at 11 a.m.; the ceremony honoring veterans begins at 1 p.m. in Hangar Bay 3, USS Hornet Museum, 707 W.  
 
The new station will replace Fire Station 3, which now operates out of a former family home that the city rents on Grand Street because the original station is not earthquake safe. It will be built at 1625 Buena Vista Ave.  
 
Edylwise Romero is a top student at ASTI as well as student body president, founder of the charitable organization ASTI for Humanity, and is active in other school and community activities. Romero plans to attend Carleton College in Minnesota this fall and study biology.  
 
Courtesy of Tyra Ingram Cable
The Lincoln Marching Band and Flags were selected for the prestigious Disneyland honor through an audition process. The Lincoln musicians worked hard during the school year to prepare their music and perfect their marching technique for this grand marching performance and the group was awarded a plaque to commemorate their parade performance at Disneyland.  
 
Nathaniel Jackson
Maddie's Pet Adoption Days is a two-day, fee-waived collaborative effort of countless people trying to save the lives of shelter animals, a testament to what can be done when people come together and rally for a common cause. This year, participating groups within selected counties of the San Francisco Bay Area will come together with one goal: to empty the shelters.  
 
D. ROSS CAMERON
An Oakland man with a federal warrant sideswiped an officer trying to give him a ticket, struck a patrol car and led police on a 10-minute pursuit Wednesday night, officials said.  
 
Courtesy of Lynn Kameny
The Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) had Oakland resident Jeff Kirschner as the keynote speaker April 22 at its first schoolwide Earth Day celebration. Kirschner's talk about the Litterati movement and other earth-friendly activities was the focus of the daylong celebration to create greater environmental awareness at the school.  
 
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.