Kids Stuff

Sky Brown: dancer, surfer, snowboarder and now Olympic skateboarder.

Skateboarder to make history...again

Jul 21,2021

The 2020 Summer Games begin tomorrow and about 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries will converge on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Sky Brown will be among the athletes at the opening ceremony of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.

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Alameda Free Library: Events for Kids

Jul 14,2021

You may have noticed on Monday, July 12, the Alameda Free Library moved to Phase 4 of it’s reopening process. In this newest phase the library has removed browsing time limits and maximum inside capacity.

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Help Kids Grow

Jul 01,2021

Parents wonder about what to expect: when should their child begin to talk or walk? They wonder about behaviors like tantrums and showing affection. They want to know what it takes to build a strong foundation in the early years.

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Pinball Museum Flips It Back On

Jul 01,2021

Larry Freeman

Alameda’s world-class Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) fired up its vintage games once more as the Bay Area reopens, and the long-dark bulbs of backglasses and playfields shine again, as the crisp sounds of flippers, bells, score reels and pop bumpers, fill the air.

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Graphic by Colin Close

Summer Activities: Beat the Heat

Jun 24,2021

In these dog days of summer when the mercury just keeps going and staying up, indoor activities begin to look better and better. Here are some ideas to beat the heat by staying indoors and still get those young brains engaged. But, don’t let your kids have all the fun.

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Encinal High School Above: Addie Griffin and Zoey Ericson perform during Encinal High School’s online cabaret; below right: Culyer Shannon plays the guitar and sings to his online audience. All three are members of the school’s drama club.

Students Host Online Cabaretabout

Jun 24,2021

Gia Ledesma

As classrooms slowly opened up and sports teams returned to play, there was still one aspect of student life that eagerly awaited a return: theater. Not to be left out, Encinal High School’s Drama Club hosted an online cabaret.

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Al Wright

Kiwanis Awards Scholarships to Local Students

Jun 10,2021

Kiwanis Club of Alameda has awarded the following 2021 scholarships totaling $31,000 to local graduating seniors: Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship, Kenichi Obiorah; Martin & Lucille Stohr Scholarship, Vincent Gao; Kiwanis Legacy Scholarship, Amanda Silva; Hanson Scholarship, Harrison Nguyen.

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Burritos RaiseMoney

Jun 03,2021

Mexican food lovers can support the Alameda High School (AHS) Sophomore class by dining at the South Shore Center Chipotle this Saturday, June 5. This event lasts from 4 to 8 p.m. and the flyer at right must be shown when ordering. Interested in ordering online for pick-up?

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Encinal High School Hosting Vaccine Clinic

May 26,2021

Today, Thursday, May 27, from noon to 6 p.m., the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is hosting a vaccine clinic for everyone 12 and older at Encinal High School, 210 Central Ave. Make an appointment by scanning the image below.

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Vivian Biczynski    Junior Tatiana Rebanal plays tight defense against the Hayward Farmers.

Local Basketball Season Tips Off

May 12,2021

Encinal High School started its basketball season last week as the Lady Jets lost their opener 54-53 to Castro Valley on May 5. The Trojans won the game on a buzzer beater. Encinal also lost 34-30 to Hayward High on May 7.

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