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.
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.
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.
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.
Alameda is creating an ecological park with a walkway though a wetland where we could see wetland birds while giving those birds more space while accommodating rising seas.
The lovely fall weather in the Bay Area diminishes any sense of urgency about preparing Alameda’s home gardens for the winter and following spring. However it’s a great time to celebrate successes and set the stage for even more next year.
The codling moth is a sneaky critter. To start with, it is a camouflage expert. Unlike other moths that are easy to see against green foliage, the codling moth looks like tree bark, it holds its wings tented over its back to look even more like tree bark.