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I remember Easter Sunday

It was colorful and fun

The new life that I’d begun

In my new cage.


I was just a little thing

When they brought me
from the store

And they put me on the floor

In my cage.


They would take me out to play

Love and pet me all the time

Then at day’s end I would climb

In my cage.


But as days and weeks went by

I saw less of them it seemed

Of their loving touch I dreamed

In my cage.


In the night outside their house

The Rotary Club of Alameda, the East Bay Regional Park District and the Alameda Recreation and Park Department invite you to bring the entire family to this year’s Splash into Spring Egg Scramble.

This free "egg-citing" event will take place this Saturday, March 28, at the Crab Cove Picnic Area at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach, 1252 McKay Ave. Free parking is available at the Crown Beach parking lot at Otis and Westline drives. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Food bank aims to raise $40,000

Each spring the Alameda Food Bank holds its Spring Challenge, an effort to fund the food bank through the upcoming summer months. The food bank hopes to raise some $40,000 in donations from the business community, Alameda residents and other donors to fund its food programs.

Developer tour Saturday

On Saturday, March 28, the developer for Site A at Alameda Point, Alameda Point Partners, will be leading a one-mile tour of the area they intend to develop. To join the walk, gather outside 1800 Ferry Point at 10 a.m.

Transportation for persons with disabilities will be provided, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, email alamedapoint@alamedaca.gov with name, phone number and number of seats required.

A unique charter school for students who have previously dropped out of high school called Civicorps is open to Alameda residents ages 18 to 26. Young people come to Civicorps to earn their high school diplomas while engaging in paid job training on environmental mitigation projects throughout the East Bay. While working and earning their diplomas students are paid the new Oakland minimum wage of $12.25 an hour.