Feature Articles

Canada Goose: A Big, Bold, Beautiful Bird

Jul 19,2022

The Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis) is a bird that many of us know well! Large-bodied with long, black necks and a white-and-black head, they have become common in many of our parks and grasslands. They are usually quite tolerant of humans.

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Fourth of July 5K Returns After Two Years

Jul 05,2022

Phil Hebda finished first overall out of more than 1,000 participants in the Alameda Fourth of July 5K Race for Midway Shelter last Monday. The Berkeley native finished the 5K (3.1 miles) with a chip time of 15:52.8.

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Common Ravens, but Remarkable, too

Jun 23,2022

These glossy jet-black birds are readily seen year-round throughout Alameda and are actually quite remarkable. They are excellent fliers and among the most intelligent birds. Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest honored the Raven, as both a trickster and a creator god.

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54th Sand Castle Contest Winners Announced

Jun 16,2022

The 54th annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest held June 11 at Crown Memorial Beach featured a vast array of original works that showed off the participants' architectural and creative abilities.

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School Violence and School Safety

May 30,2022

[Last Tuesday’s] shooting in Uvalde, Texas has now claimed the lives of [19 children and two teachers.] These lost lives, like many others before them, are now part of the recurrent nightmare gun violence continues to exact on communities across our country, and on some of the youngest and most v

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Pilots Fall Short in Championship Pitcher's Duel

May 30,2022

With two future collegiate Division I pitchers taking the mound in the North Coast Section (NCS) Div. IV baseball championship game, something needed to bend. Ultimately, one run was enough for St. Mary's High of Albany (18-9-1) to edge out St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) on May 28 at St.

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Return of the California Least Terns to Alameda

May 26,2022

San Juan Capistrano has its swallows, celebrated when they return to nest every year. Alameda has its own iconic bird, the California Least Terns, that every year migrates back to their nesting grounds at Alameda Point on a reserve that was once a runway for the former Naval Air Station.

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Rhythmix Brings Rhythm to isms in the Schisms

May 25,2022

On May 20-22 at Alameda Point, about 2,100 people experienced the talents of Uprooted, the third in the “Island City Waterways” series of free public cultural productions by Alameda’s Rhythmix Cultural Works.

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