Feature Articles

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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Courtesy photo -- An example of Jeffrey Allyn’s work clearly shows his abstract expressionist influence.

Allyn on Exhibit at Library

Feb 19,2015

A new art exhibition at the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St., is featuring paintings by local artist Jeffrey Allyn. The show runs through March 28.

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File photo -- Birds take refuge in the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary as oil booms help corral an oil spill on San Francisco Bay in this 2010 photograph.

Refuge, Retreat: Elsie Roemer’s Legacy

Feb 19,2015

In 1965, the Golden Gate Audubon Society began working with Alameda conservationist Elsie Roemer to stop the Utah Construction and Mining Company from filling in salt marshes on Bay Farm Island.

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