Feature Articles

Photo by JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko - In the sand castle division Escher’s Heshers from Alameda won first place in the 13-and-over age group for this castle.

Not Just Another Day at Crown Beach

Jun 12,2014

Perfect weather greeted those who visited Robert Crown Memorial State Beach to see plots of sand evolve into showpieces at the annual Alameda Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest Saturday, June 7.

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Participants in the 2013 Wiggle Waggle Walk. Photo by Dennis Evanosky

Time to Get Your Wiggle On

Jun 05,2014

The most important fundraiser of the year for the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter can also be a ton of fun for dogowners and their pets. The third annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is set for this Sunday, June 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal on Bay Farm Island.

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Photo by Dennis Evanosky

Scramblin’ for Eggs

Apr 17,2014

The Easter Bunny brought smiles and delight to last Saturday’s Egg Scramble at Crown Beach. The cutest among the “scramblers” were the ankle biters in the “just learning to walk” category, like these children looking for any goodies that the Easter Bunny just might have left behind.

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Project Pick Aids Food Bank Despite Pandemic

Nov 12,2020

Like every other community organization in Alameda, Alameda Backyard Growers’ (ABG) Project Pick faced a dilemma when COVID-19 shut down the Bay Area back in March. How could volunteers continue to meet in large groups to pick backyard fruit trees at several locations?

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Alameda Fire Department

AFD Treasures 1920 Seagrave Pumper

Nov 05,2020

Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Seagrave Model 760 pumper is approaching an important milestone. Dec. 20 marks the 100th anniversary of AFD placing the apparatus in service as Engine No. 2.

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AFD Offers Safety Help

Nov 05,2020

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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AFD Offers Safety Help

Oct 29,2020

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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