Child obesity rates have more than doubled in the past 20 years to about 18 percent of the U.S. population. The average child spends more than 50 hours a week in front of television or electronics and gets only four to seven minutes a day of unstructured outside playtime.
This holiday season prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. From the heroic battle against the Mouse King, travel through the Land of the Snowflakes and on to the Kingdom of the Sweets.
Three local poets will release their new poetry books at a special event Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Cathy Dana, Vince Storti and Natica Angilly have new collections of poetry and will read from their books at the monthly Alameda Island Poets meeting at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA).