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Mastick Senior Center abounds with art opportunities for the 50-plus community. The center provides a venue for adults to further develop their creative skills with classes that include stained glass, creative writing, drawing, painting, ceramics, quilting, beaded jewelry design and graphic arts. Mastick’s artists are currently displaying their works in the center’s lobby in a multimedia art exhibition that runs through Nov. 30. 


A Victorian-era high-basement cottage has stood at 1177 Regent St. since 1881, when George Bittleston built the home for Robert and Alyssa Davis and their daughter Elizabeth. Davis owned Robert Davis & Co. at 405 Front St. in San Francisco. He and his associates worked as commission merchants, lending money to farmers and manufactures in return for the sole right to sell their goods. 


Lower interest rates failed to offset strong seasonal price increases, making it harder for Californians to purchase a home in the second quarter of 2016, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) said today.


Halloween weekend event to include 1-mile kids’ fun run

Registration is open now for the Bank of Marin Alameda Running Festival. The festival will be the first of its kind in Alameda that will incorporate two days of racing, a health and wellness expo and a family fun run. The event will take place Halloween weekend Oct. 29 and 30 with the 5k, 10k and kids’ run on Saturday, and a half marathon on Sunday. The event begins and ends at Alameda Point.


Elks Lodge 1015 has decided to serve as the major financial sponsor of the Krusi Park Gathering Space Project, which will create the first public performance space in the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department. The Elks are working with the Alameda Parks Commission and Friends of the Parks to create an accessible and comfortable gathering place open to the public for musical performances and other assemblies.

The Elks will donate the $20,000 needed to complete the construction of the project.