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Courtesy Andy MacKay -- Andy MacKay’s first stop was the 1400 Bar and Grill where he performed on the bagpipe on New Year’s Eve.

Pipe-athon Benefits Cancer Society Again

Jan 10,2023

The eighth Annual Alameda Hogmabay Pipe-athon hit Alameda on New Year’s Eve, and blew away the weekend storm, playing Auld Lang Syne on the bagpipes in 17 bars around the Island. The event’s goal was to raise funds for American Cancer Society (ACS). This year the event raised more than $4,000.

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City Reopens Warming Shelter

Jan 04,2023

On Dec. 23, 2022, Alameda’s Winter Warming Shelter opened to the public to provide a warm place to sleep, eat dinner and breakfast, and shower.

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Less is More

Dec 22,2022

In contrast to the East End’s legendary Christmas Tree Lane, Sun staff stumbled upon a house on San Jose Avenue that has a distinctly understated holiday tree (top). We’re unsure if this is a work in progress, but no visible progress was taking place at the time of the photo.

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