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Alameda High School math teacher Michael Lamb has been named the school district’s 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. Lamb, who has taught at Alameda High for 21 years and serves as the school’s math department chair, will compete for Alameda County Teacher of the Year honors in the fall. Candidates for the local honor are nominated by parents, students, staff and community members, and are selected by a committee of their peers. Members of the committee said they selected Lamb for his attention and willingness to got he extra mile for students and for his commitment to supporting his peers.

Veteran naval aviators shared plenty of sea stories during a special Living Ship Day celebration held aboard Saturday aboard the Hornet, moored permanently at Alameda Point.

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Alameda’s city leaders offered a unanimous show of support for a future nature reserve at Alameda Point on Tuesday, approving a resolution that affirms the city’s commitment to a wildlife conservation area at the former Navy base and offers support for formally designating more than 500 acres as a conservation area.

Members of the public offered their thoughts Thursday on a planned outpatient clinic and cemetery for veterans at Alameda Point, at a pair of hearings on a former aircraft carrier stationed in another corner of the former Navy base.

The comments, which were offered during hearings on the USS Hornet, will be considered as the Navy and the Department of Veterans Affairs finalize an environmental assessment that looks at the project’s potential noise, traffic, wildlife and other impacts.

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Navy will be taking comments on a draft environmental assessment of plans to build a clinic and columbarium at Alameda Point at a pair of hearings on the USS Hornet today.

In addition to the Hornet hearings, which are being held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, an additional hearing has been scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 10 at the Albert H. DeWitt Officers Club and the comment period has been extended to April 19.