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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Rick Lewis  -- The two adult Bald Eagles that are building a nest on Bay Farm Island survey their surroundings from a eucalyptus tree.

Bald Eagles Nesting in Alameda

Jan 17,2023

When the news came out that there were nesting Bald Eagles in Milpitas, the birding community was astounded and concerned. How could these majestic birds successfully breed, hunt, and live in a residential area just ten miles from the hubbub of San Jose?

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Jan Greene -- The new Books for Friends bookstore logo is held by (from left): Karen Butter, Karen Manuel, Philip Barry, and Serena Hom of Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

Free Library Bookstore Selects Logo

Dec 22,2022

Selected Berkeley Community College student’s design for new retail store

The bookstore inside the Alameda Free Library selected a new logo designed by a local college student.

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Rick Lewis -- What is that duck? A common question as birders try to identify a duck riding the waves off of Alameda's coastline during the Oakland Christmas Bird Count.

Help Count Our Birds in Alameda or Elsewhere

Nov 09,2022

Last year, on the third Sunday in December, I walked with four other birders along the path from Otis Street at the Bay Farm Island bridge to Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, along the beach to Washington Park and finally to the Willow and Grand Street bridges over the lagoon, counting all the birds

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Mia Schneider -- La Mixta Criolla performs at Fiesta Alameda last Saturday.

Alamedans Experience Latin Culture at Fiesta Alameda

Nov 09,2022

The West End Arts District organized their final event of 2022, in celebration of the Latin music and culture in the Bay Area.

About a thousand people were in attendance for Fiesta Alameda on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Alameda Point Taxiway.

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Rick Lewis -- This Western Gull with a fishhook caught in its bill will have trouble catching and eating food and may starve to death.

Watch the Line!

Oct 20,2022

Alameda’s long, accessible Bay shoreline offers ample opportunity for recreational fishing. At some times of the year and in some places, the fishing can be excellent. Many fisherfolk use monofilament lines on their fishing poles because it’s a versatile and amazingly strong line.

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