Alameda Council of the Boy Scouts of America invites boys in the first through fifth grade to join one of its nine Cub Scout packs in Alameda. The scouts are hosting meetings at the following times and locations:
The Alameda Ballet Academy, 1402 Park St., is holding auditions for its 10th annual presentation of The Nutcracker, which it will present at the Kofman Theater, 2200 Central Ave., on Dec. 21 and 22. All levels of dancers are welcome.
Saturday, Sept. 20
3 to 4 p.m., children four and five years old
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., children six and seven years old
6 to 7 p.m., children eight to 10 years old
Sunday, Sept. 21
11 a.m. to noon, beginner and intermediate dancers, nine years old and up
On March 24, 1897, a fire destroyed Fernside, the Cohen family’s palatial villa. "All the fire left of Fernside," Edgar Cohen wrote in a description of a similar picture in his photo album. He did not take this photograph.
Tragic blaze compounds widow Emilie Cohen’s woes
The fire that destroyed Emilie Gibbons Cohen’s Alameda mansion in 1897, brought tragedy home to her at Fernside once again.
Every month, I wander over to Alameda’s premier independent pharmacy to pick up a copious amount of prescription drugs. Last time, my "personal behavior advisor and culinary appraiser" Raoul accompanied me, to help tote my stash of pharmaceuticals.
After the wander, Raoul and I stopped by the nearby Versailles Avenue digs of a legendary culinary icon, Mrs. Bagley. Bagley considers herself "The Cooking Perfectionist."