Feature Articles

Even the Ancestors are Distancing

Oct 22,2020

Alamedans residing on Sherman Street at San Antonio Avenue have an extensive display celebrating Dio de Los Muertos or “The Day of the Dead.” The traditional Mexican celebration of relatives who have passed will be celebrated Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

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AFD Offers Safety Help

Oct 08,2020

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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Birgitt Evans &nbsp&nbsp Demonstration of straining compost

Don’t Waste Leaves this Fall

Oct 08,2020

It’s officially autumn now and while some people persist in blowing away the falling leaves, it’s so much healthier to use, not remove, them.

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Rhythmix to host Halloween MashUP

Oct 08,2020

Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda's destination for global arts and culture, presents the Halloween MashUP - A Virtual Costume Dance-Party with Live Entertainment and Bingo on Saturday, October 31st from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Zoom.

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Rick Lewis &nbsp&nbsp A Caspian tern feeds its young at a beach in Alameda. Caspian tern families with fledglings showed up at Crab Cove, the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary and the San Francisco Bay side of Bay Farm Island this year before leaving for their winter locations in South America.

Our Bad Year was Good for Alameda Birds

Oct 01,2020

While we were sheltering in place earlier this year, birds that raise their young in Alameda were doing just that, laying eggs and raising chicks. How did some of “our birds” do this year? Let’s start at the west end of the Island, Alameda Point.

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AAPS Hosts Walking Tour

Sep 24,2020

In most years, on the fourth Sunday in September, a selection of curated homes open their doors to tour visitors, who encounter history, inspiring restorations and modern living in these architectural beauties.

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Students Call for Peace

Sep 24,2020

The Students of The Child Unique/Montessori Elementary School of Alameda have taken on a new challenge in celebration of International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. In addition to creating the peace circle shown above, the students penned the following letter to the readers of the Alameda Sun.

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All Aboard on Park Street

Sep 17,2020

In 1890 this station at Park Street and Tilden Way replaced the one that A. A. Cohen had built for his San Francisco & Alameda Railroad in 1864. Cohen sold his railroad to the Central Pacific Railroad in 1868. The very first transcontinental railroad train stopped here on Sept. 6, 1869.

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A Call for Kids to Eat Healthier

Sep 17,2020

The Healthy Kid Project is a free educational online program that serves as a call to action for kids and their families to eat healthy. The project, which starts tomorrow, Friday, Sept.

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