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Alameda: Little Ice Rink open for business

The skating area opened Nov. 8 at Alameda South Shore Center, near Petco, and will be in business through Jan. 19.  
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East Bay Municipal Utility District proposes 14 percent water surcharge now with another increase to be proposed in spring or fall if it stays dry  
The 105-room hotel would operate under the Fairfield Inn & Suites brand, which is part of the Marriott chain, and will feature a ground floor bar and restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, gym, meeting rooms and other amenities.  
Mastick Senior Center
Mariel Thomas worked for 27 years at the Santa Clara Avenue-based center, which has more than 3,000 members, and before that she had positions with the Recreation and Park Department and at the Alameda Girls Club.  
Alameda Point Partners includes Madison Marquette and the Thompson Dorfman Partners, which is behind the Riverview project in San Jose. Both firms were involved in the Bay Street redevelopment in Emeryville.  
Former trustee Daniel Boggan Jr. will take over Alameda Health System from Wright Lassiter III in December.  
The man, who was on probation for a narcotics offense, was also allegedly found in possession of suspected methamphetamine when an officer searched him while taking him into custody.  
Most of us just sat at home watching broadcast after broadcast on television -- reports at the hospital, the horse-drawn caisson carrying the flag-draped coffin up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, then the steady stream of mourners passing as the coffin lay in state in the East Room, the funeral itself at St. Mathew's Church on Monday (declared a National Day of Mourning by President Lyndon Baines Johnson), the third day of that very long weekend.  
Truckers coming to the Port of Oakland on Thursday were turned around after arriving to news that union workers were staying home to mourn the death of a colleague who died on the job.  
NaNoWriMo Write-In. Celebrate National Novel Writing Month by bringing your laptop and story idea to the library for a space to write, a chance to connect with other writers, and books on editing.  
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Thanksgiving hotlines: Dial up turkey cooking help

The Thanksgiving feast help lines are gearing up to help anxious cooks tame the (turkey) beast. Meanwhile, Ghirardelli Square is prepping for El Mercado and 'O, Molé Night,' a weekend-long extravaganza by La Cocina.