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Alameda: Girl, 14, urges Congress to help brother with cystic fibrosis - Contra Costa Times

Bethany Kharrazi, a 14-year-old honor learner at Alameda Community Learning Center, joined more than 70 other teens across the nation to press elected officials in Washington, D.C., to support cystic fibrosis drug research and development and to protect access to specialized care for her brother and other people with the disease. 6 more words

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Alameda: Island Yacht Club holding annual seminar for women

The Island Yacht Club will hold its 22nd Annual Northern California Women’s Sailing Seminar on Sept. 20-21, and is all about women teaching women how to sail. 60 more words

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Alameda: Council backs open space ordinance for site near Crab Cove

The City Council has come out in support of rezoning a property near the Crab Cove Visitor Center at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach from residential to open space, a move that follows 6,000 people signing a petition to place an initiative before voters that would support the change. 25 more words

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Alameda: Barber retires -- after six decades

Al Vigna has recently retired after nearly 61 years of cutting hair at Al’s Barber Shop on Webster Street in Alameda, and the shop will continue under new ownership. 66 more words

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Alameda city briefs: Several new businesses coming to Alameda Landing - Contra Costa Times

New businesses coming to Alameda Landing

Famous Dave’s Barbecue, the Habit Burger Grill, Unleashed by Petco and Sleep Train will open at Alameda Landing, city officials have announced. 6 more words

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