Feature Articles

City Considers Lifting Arcade Prohibition

Jul 03,2014

Move smooths way for Pacific Pinball Museum expansion in Carnegie Library

Before Michael Schiess could open the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda he had to remove the coin boxes from the museum’s machines, because arcades with coin-operated machines are illegal here.

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Thanks to the 2014 Parade Committee

Jul 03,2014

Putting a parade of more than 150 entrants together requires the patience, passion and expertise of several local volunteers. 

Each year, the Mayor’s Fourth of July extravaganza attracts some 20,000 spectators, or roughly one-third of the city’s population.

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Courtesy photo - Former Alameda resident Michael Finney, known for his television news segment, will serve as this year’s grand marshall.

2014 Fourth Parade’s New Grand Marshall

Jul 03,2014

ABC newscaster Michael Finney, a former Alameda resident, is the Grand Marshall at this year’s Alameda Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade. He is well known in the Bay Area for his 7 On Your Side reports on ABC7 News and his Consumer Talk radio show on radio KGO.

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File photo - While most dogs enjoy marching in the July Fourth Parade, fireworks shows later in the day may cause extensive trauma or stress for certain dogs and other pets. Follow the helpful tips in this story to prevent any undue discomfort to beloved four-legged family members.

How to Keep Pets Safe, Calm on the Fourth

Jul 03,2014

The fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory.

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Parcel Tax Exemption Deadline

Jun 26,2014

Sun Staff Reports
The deadline to file for an exemption from the Alameda Unified School District’s Measure A parcel tax is next Monday, June 30. Under the terms of the ballot measure, the school district can grant two types of exemptions:

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Sales Up All Across U.S., Realtors Report

Jun 26,2014

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported on Monday that existing-home sales across the country rose strongly in May. Existing-home sales in the west rose 0.9 percent to an annual rate of 1.09 million last month, which is 11.4 percent below sales this time last year. 

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Dennis Evanosky - Joanne Robinson, Red Cross Youth Advisor, shows off the award Alameda’s network earned this year.

Red Cross Network Earns Honor in D.C.

Jun 26,2014

The Alameda Red Cross Youth Network from Encinal, Alameda, and ASTI high schools would like to thank everyone who helped support their April fundraisers with the aim of eliminating malaria across the world. 

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