Feature Articles


Since Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period commenced five weeks ago, Calyx Advantage has been diligently meeting with seniors to evaluate their Medicare insurance and recommend better alternatives — plans with lower premiums and broader benefits. In just the past five weeks, the clinic has already saved Alameda seniors more than $50,000 annually on their premiums alone — with a company goal to reach $100,000 in savings by tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 7.


The City of Alameda, Building Futures and Christ Episcopal Church have teamed up to create an opportunity for those without access to shelter to warm up inside during the rainy season. The Alameda Warming Shelter has been designed to provide a warm, safe and respectful place for homeless people to get out of the cold and rain. 


The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum, in honor and remembrance of Pearl Harbor, hosted a special panel discussion with four-time Purple Heart recipient Lawson Sakai. Sakai, a member of the historical 442nd Regimental Combat Team, reflected upon his memories of Dec. 7, 1941. The event occured on the USS Hornet on Dec. 7. 


A sophomore at Alameda High School has won a statewide contest for teens to help promote the dangers of drinking and driving. Serena McIntosh, 15, will receive a $2,000 prize from the contest sponsor, the National Road Safety Foundation. She will also receive the opportunity to work with an Emmy Award-winning director to make her concept into a finished 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that will be broadcast nationwide on more than 150 TV stations after it debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Alameda Free Library will present a Youth Code Camp in the computer lab for an additional week. Especially designed for youth from ages 7 to 18, the program includes an open invitation for parents to join the fun. 

Lead intructor Manish Sinha from Youth Code Camp will make a special appearance to teach this workshop. Sinha is a UC Irvine and Columbia University-educated software engineer, who has worked in the White House and on Wall Street for Morgan Stanley.