Island Arts

Reflecting, an oil on panel painting by Fernando Reyes is part of The Figure opening tomorrow night.

Show Celebrates Figurative Art

Mar 13,2014

The Figure, A Bay Area Legacy, the latest exhibition of works at Gary Francis Fine Art, opens tomorrow night at 6 p.m. as part of Alameda’s second Friday art opening tradition.

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Alameda Author Wins Top Honors

Mar 13,2014

Alameda author and editor Julia Park Tracey annouced Monday her latest book in The Doris Diaries series: Reaching for the Moon won the grand prize at the Great Northwest Book Festival, which honors the best titles of the late winter and early spring season.

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Lincoln Middle School Marching Band’s drum major Emily Tran leads the way at this year’s Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco. This marks the eighth year that the band has participated in the parade. Photo by Brian Ho

LMS Band Shines in Lunar New Year Parade

Feb 27,2014

The Lincoln Middle School (LMS) Marching Band, directed by Tyra Ingram Cable and led by drum major Emily Tran, made its eighth appearance in San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, Feb. 15.

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Martial arts demonstratrions are just part of the fun at the annual Spring Festival at the Harbor Bay Landing. File photo

Celebrate the Year of the Horse

Feb 27,2014

Lunar New Year is one of the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. This year, the Lunar New Year began on Jan. 31 marking the start of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac.

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Ever hear the one about the evil tuna? He was rotten to the albacore. File photo

Confessions of a Sandwich Snob

Feb 27,2014

Like most gluttons, culinary obsessives, annoying recreational eaters, imperious food snobs and occasionally successful cooks, I have entertained the dubious notion of opening a restaurant.

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Clausen House Show Opens at FBCA

Feb 20,2014

A unique show of mixed media work by clients of Oakland’s Clausen House are now on display in the Signature Gallery of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA). The show continues through March 2.

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The glorious architectural details inside the Alameda Carnegie Library will be available to the public once more if the Pacific Pinball Museum’s plan comes to fruition. Photo by Michael Schiess

Museums See Rosy Future in Alameda

Feb 13,2014

Five museums call Alameda home: the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave.; the Meyers House and Gardens, 2021 Alameda Ave.; the Naval Air Museum, 2151 Ferry Point; the USS Hornet Museum, 707 W. Hornet Ave.; and the Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St.

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