Island Arts

Alameda Stamp Club

Stamp Bourse on Course

May 11,2023

The Alameda Stamp Club (ASC), have practiced stamp collecting, or more formerly, philately, in the Island City since 1947. The club recently announced they’ll be holding a “Bourse” to present some of the members’ collections on Saturday, May 20.

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A Dog’s Lament

May 04,2023

We, my master and I
Went for a walk
On a bright spring day
When all at once
I inhaled a thistle
And though I sneezed and sneezed
Still I fought for breath
And was soon rushed
to the vet
Where after a painful

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George Derieg -- Bay Farm Middle Schooler Lydia Merritt-Derieg was one of ten fourth to sixth graders whose poem was selected in a national poetry competition.

Middle School Poet Receives National Recognition

Apr 20,2023

Bay Farm Middle School sixth grader Lydia Merrit-Derieg's poem, “The Silent Turning,” was selected as one of the ten best in the fourth- to sixth-grade division of the Fall 2022 Creative Communication poem contest.

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West Coast Dance Marks its 50th Year

Apr 20,2023

Standing among the Island City’s longest-running businesses, Marnell Xavier’s West Coast Dance Theater (WCDT) turns 50 this year. Xavier, an Alameda native has been a self-employed woman in business since 1973.

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Christopher Constantino -- The top four at the league championship event on April 5. Pictured left to right: Ben Chen, Jon Olkowski, Ralph Margado and Christopher Constantino.

New Pinball Champ Crowned

Apr 19,2023

Christopher Constantino of Hayward was crowned the new League Champion at the Pacific Pinball Museum. Christopher defeated last season’s champion Ben Chen of Concord in a tiebreaker on April 5.

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