Editorial

Business owners and organizations, take note. There are some myths going around in Alameda about the Alameda Sun. That it’s the place where anyone from anywhere can just send in notices of events, and — at no cost to anyone — people all over town read about them. The Sun somehow gets 24,000 copies of these free announcements, or even stories — some with color photographs — to magically arrive all over town. And it doesn’t cost anything.

An expected 35 gardens and nurseries featuring plants native to California will be open this Sunday May 5, as part of the “Bringing Back the Natives” Garden Tour, including a few in Alameda. The self-guided tour will take visitors to gardens designed to be attractive, low maintenance, provide habitat for polinators, while also using less water.

Gardens on the tour include those designed by Alamedans: Robin and Neil Heyden, Jennifer Hurley and Dan Gaff, Natalie and Armand and Gretchen Pivonka. Fellow gardeners can learn tips along the way.

The USS Hornet Museum has a full slate of events scheduled during the month of May that Alamedans of all ages will enjoy. Many of the events at the museum take place on a regular basis. 

The 19th Annual Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition that has something for everyone. The outdoor fair on Park Street will be packed with 150 arts-and-crafts vendors, festival foods, local craft beer, premium wines, nonstop live music on three stages and an interactive kids’ area. The fun happens Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The Alameda City Council adopted the following Climate Emergency Resolution at its regular meeting on March 20 to Endorse Declaration of a Climate Emergency and Request Regional Collaboration on an Immediate Just Transition and Emergency Mobilization Effort to Restore a Safe Climate.

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