Community Corner: Cyclist survey, science fair wins and more

Community Corner: Cyclist survey, science fair wins and more

Michele Ellson

Lakota Holder performs a Native American dance at Alameda Community Learning Center's 2013 Art & Diversity Festival. Photo by David Hoopes.

The Alameda Community Learning Center is inviting community members to its annual Art & Diversity Festival, which is being held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Friday, March 28 on the school’s campus at 400 Grand Street. The event includes a student art show, open classrooms featuring student art projects and “diversity tables” hosted by the school’s learning clubs that will offer crafts and other activities, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; stage performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the adjacent Will C. Wood Middle School multipurpose room. Homemade food will also be offered to participants in the event.

AC Transit is seeking cyclists’ input for an effort to make cycling to and from its Transbay buses easier and more efficient. The bus agency is conducting an online survey to gather information about how cyclists use the buses and what changes they would like to see. The survey can be accessed here.

The USS Hornet is staying in Alameda, city officials announced Monday. In a press release, they said the Hornet’s foundation presented the city with a $215,385 check to pay off back rent it owed. The city challenged the foundation to come up with half of the $550,000 in rent it owed and offered to write off the rest if that amount was paid, the release says.

Fifteen Nea Community Learning Center students were recognized at the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair this past weekend. Eighth grader Greer Shelly won a first-place award in the behavior and social science category for a project titled “The Effect of Progressive Spider Exposure on Human Fear Responses” while second and third place honors in that category went to eighth grader Briana Thang and seventh grader Ezra Hammond. Eighth grader Tairen Parker and 10th graders Juliana Ramos and Camila Ramos-Garzon took second place honors in the fair while seventh graders Holly Teeters and Isabelle McCarter and 10th graders Nyema Edwards and Malia Robillard earned third place prizes. Seventh graders Casey Warmerdam and Jack Lawrence and Vianne McKee, 11th grader Tony Nguyen and 10th grader Zackary Finer earned honorable mentions.

The California Historical Radio Society passed the $1 million mark in its quest to raise funds for a new home in Alameda. The society, which operates the Bay Area Radio Museum, now has enough money to purchase the building it wishes to buy, at 2152 Central Avenue, and is raising additional funds to operate the new museum. The museum is moving from the old KRE building in Berkeley, which was recently purchased by new owners who asked the museum to vacate it. Additional donations can be made online.

The Network Intelligence Alliance honored Wind River with a 2014 Network Intelligence Award for its Wind River Intelligence Network Platform. The alliance, an industry organization, honored the Alameda-based Intel subsidiary in its Best Vendor Product or Solution based on Network Intelligence category. The product speeds the delivery of data on the Internet.