Feature Articles

Pat Bowen --  New Kiwanis Alameda president Dawna Dowdell-Dos Santos at the Alameda Kiwanis Club ceremony on Oct. 4.

Kiwanis Club Elects New Prez

Oct 18,2023

On Oct. 4, Alameda Kiwanis Club welcomed its new president, Dawna Dowdell-Dos Santos, at an evening meeting celebrating Ohana, Hawaiian for family.

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Rick Lewis -- Many pigeons, similar to these wild pigeons flying in an urban area, have been trained to carry messages as they return to their home roost.

Pigeon: A Bird to Respect

Oct 11,2023

Rock Pigeons. What images pop into our minds: rats with wings that soil public space. They have been relegated to the category of pests. Our pigeons are the feral offspring of racers and messengers.

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Bike Walk Alameda -- The September Bicycle Challenge aims to increase the number of trips made in Alameda using a bicycle.

Join the September Bicycle Challenge

Aug 29,2023

Bike Walk Alameda and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda set up a bicycle challenge for Alamedans for the month of September. The city-wide competition aims to see how many everyday trips residents can make by bicycle instead of a vehicle.

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City of Alameda  Above, Buddy the Goose has become a popular figure who lives near the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal. He even has his own social media profile.

Bird Sightings from Around the Island City

Aug 25,2023

Alameda is known for having different bird species nesting around the Island. But lately, larger bird species have been spotted roaming around Alameda providing residents with friendship and great photos.

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Ekene Ikeme -- The Alameda Vipers (above) and the Enchanted Cargo Bike Brigade (below) won first place honors in the Fourth of July Parade Float competition.

Fourth of July Parade Float Winners Announced

Jul 27,2023

The City of Alameda recently announced the winners of the Fourth of July Parade float competition. Winners were announced at a ceremony last week. Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft presented the winners with a trophy at the event. Winners were selected by a panel of judges.

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