Feature Articles

Thushan Amarasiriwardena     Above right, Maggie Adams, owner of Magpie & Thorn in her new store inside the historic Towata Flower shop on Santa Clara Avenue.

Magpie & Thorn Blooms at Historic Towata Flower Shop

May 12,2021

The building is iconic — a greenhouse in the middle of town, emblazoned with green Vitrolite glass, and a double-take inducing neon sign: “flowers”. Only one thing would really fit here, a flower shop. This month it has become one once again.

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Exhibit Features Mother-Daughter Link

May 05,2021

A new exhibit of original artworks dubbed Mother Tree will go on display at the Rhythmix Cultural Works K Gallery on Saturday, May 15. The exhibit celebrates the sustaining connections between mothers and their daughters made through photography, collage, painting and prose.

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Supe’s Message on Minnesota Verdict

Apr 28,2021

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Superintendent Pasquale Scuderi penned this piece in response to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20.

Dear AUSD families:

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Courtesy photo     A new 277-page book by Hornet Museum Docents features humor, poetry and more. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit Alameda’s favorite aircraft carrier.

Hornet Museum Releases New Book

Apr 27,2021

A new book of USS Hornet docent stories has been compiled by longtime museum contributor Dennis de Freitas. The 77 stories from 32 docents cover their direct experiences in the military and on the USS Hornet as volunteers. These are stories of pilots of all manner of aircraft and helicopters.

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