Feature Articles

Story Time Tonight

Jan 08,2016

Story time from Tales of the Arabian Nights at the Old Bazaar room inside Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St., tonight, Friday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join a reading about Aladdin and his magic lamp and other stories inside a room filled with fantastical objects from stories in the book.

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Andy MacKay photo. Andy MacKay will make the rounds tonight with his bagpipes to raise money to fight cancer.

Bagpiper Serenades for Dollars on New Year’s

Dec 30,2015

Pipe-A-Thon to fight cancer at several local bars tonight

The sounds of Auld Lang Syne on the bagpipes will ring through 18 Alameda bars this evening thanks to the ambitious fundraising efforts of East Bay resident Andy MacKay.

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File photo. The New York Sun’s 1897 letter: “Yes, Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus” has proved true as a former California news reporter will attest.

Kids’ Letter Leads to Meeting Real Santa

Dec 23,2015

In 1973 I was a reporter for a small town California newspaper. One of my jobs that year was to read “Dear Santa” letters that children sent to the newspaper and select the best ones for publication. 

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Courtesy photo. Enjoy stunning sunset views from around the Island City throughout the new calendar by resident photographer, and regular Alameda Sun contributor, JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko.

Alameda Calendar Now Available All Over Town

Dec 23,2015

Fans of the Island City will be glad to know one of Alameda’s greatest promoters, photographer JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko, has produced a new calendar for 2016. Along with her husband, Andy Sinaiko, JoanAnn has produced a calendar of her Alameda photos since 2005.

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File Photo - The Lincoln Middle School Band performs in the 2013 parade.

July 4, 2014 Parade Order of the March

Jul 03,2014

The LMS Band will be among the musical attractions of the annual Fourth of July Parade scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. Sections of city streets will be closed, and closed to parking, in advance of the parade including: Lincoln Avenue, Park Street, Otis Drive, Grand Street, Encinal Avenue, Central Avenue and Webster Street. An estimated 20,000 spectators will view the parade, and the Ralph Appezzato Charity Event foot race at 9 a.m. along its more than three-mile route. For all the details see the order of march below and the official event program pdfs in this week's web edition.

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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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