Feature Articles


At Christmas time, it is important to realize that many of today’s powerful conservatives, CEOs and millenial professionals are following the lead of President Donald Trump and some of his associates by eschewing metaphysics, religion and spirituality for the objectivist philosophy of the late atheist author Ayn Rand.

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Each December, homeowners who live on the stretch of Thompson Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and High Street transform their street into Christmas Tree Lane. Captain Robert R. Thompson once owned this property, which held the fresh water he tapped for his Artesian Water Company.


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.