Feature Articles

Home Sales, Prices Start Year Lower

Feb 26,2015

California’s housing market started the New Year still bearing the scars of 2014’s tight housing inventory and low housing affordability. Statewide home sales not only fell from December 2014, but from January 2014 as well, the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) recently announced. 

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Daysog Hosting Office Hours

Feb 26,2015

This evening, Thursday, Feb. 26, Councilman Tony Daysog will hold office hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Danube Coffee House at 1333 Park St.
The councilman regularly hosts these events where he is available to answer questions and offer comments on city issues. 

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Courtesy photo - Sarah Hackett as she appeared in a local newspaper in December 1900.

A Story for Black History Month

Feb 26,2015

In recent weeks I helped host a citywide spelling bee in Alameda that was thought to be the first such event in recent memory. It has come to my attention that a district-wide spelling bee in 1900 holds an important place in Alameda history. 

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Courtesy photo  - “Light Coming Through” by Alameda artist Katherine Meyer is just one of her charcoal works going on display at a museum in Eureka next month.

Island Scenes on Display in Eureka

Feb 26,2015

Alameda artist Katherine Meyer will display a collection of her charcoal drawings called Finding Your Place at the Morris Graves Museum of Art (MGMA) in Eureka, Calif. Some of the drawings take their inspiration from views here in Alameda, where Meyer lives. 

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Larry Pirack in the China Clipper room

Relive Alameda’s Historic Airmail Flight

Feb 26,2015

Alameda Naval Air Museum curator Larry Pirack discusses the role the Martin M-130 China Clipper played in the history of Alameda. The plane took off from Alameda Airport on Nov. 22, 1935, on history’s first trans-Pacific flight of a commercial airline.

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Courtesy photo -- Stained glass class members, Nancy Baldwin, left, and Grace Lin, work on a glass project at Mastick Senior Center.

Seniors’ Artworks on Display at Mastick

Feb 19,2015

Examples of local seniors’ stained glass design and works from other student artists and writers, will be on display at Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., through June 10. 

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