Feature Articles

I Keep My Video Off in Class

Apr 07,2021

My eyes are closed I’m exploring other planets with my body unmoving Swirling colors suspended in infinite darkness Satin stars and sparkling universes close enough to touch I meet new people in my little world I listen to their thoughts and ambitions From this vantage point I can see so much I c

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Photos by Joe Woodard

Volunteer for Spring Cleaning at Park

Apr 01,2021

Spring has sprung and so have the weeds at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. The Alameda Kiwanis and Alameda Rotary clubs have joined forces to pick weeds and collect trash. Kiwanis funded installation of the playground structure and Rotary, the pavilion and picnic area.

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Jets Burned by Dragons, 41-7

Apr 01,2021

Bishop O’Dowd (1-1) raced out to a 20-0 first quarter lead against Encinal (0-2) and didn’t let up until halftime. The Dragons defeated the Jets 41-7 last Friday, scoring all of their points before halftime.

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The Easter Bunny Brunch Hunt 2021

Apr 01,2021

Gil Michaels

For Christians, the Lenten season of asceticism honors the mythical Jesus and his great sacrifice. For me, it means trying to avoid another surreal visit from the Easter Bunny, who drops in suddenly, usually when I’m sitting outside reading.

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New Murals on Webster, Part One

Mar 31,2021

A bicycle-themed mural on a wall of the Rodeway Inn at Webster Street and Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway is among one of three new large artworks that now grace the Webster Street District.

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Chamber of Commerce Launches Foundation

Mar 25,2021

The Alameda Chamber of Commerce announced last week it has established a 501(c)(3) foundation to conduct and support the Chamber’s educational and charitable programs. The programs focus on business, leadership, and community challenges and development.

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Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative for the 13th District of California

Girls Inc. Awards 2021 ‘Women Who Dare’

Mar 25,2021

Each year Girls Inc. of the Island City selects extraordinary local Women Who Dare awardees who truly exemplify the group’s motto “strong, smart, and bold” and provide powerful role models for girls. This year the organization has chosen to celebrate Rep.

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