Feature Articles

The Alameda Free Library hosts an afternoon for the public to explore the city’s big trucks Saturday, April 27, from noon until 3 p.m. The Big Truck Bonanza will take place in the City Hall parking lot, located across the street from the Main Library on Oak Street, between Lincoln and Santa Clara avenues.

Families will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the Alameda Police Department, Alameda Fire Department, Alameda Public Works Department and Alameda Municipal Power and explore a few of the vehicles they use.

A year ago, I wrote my first article in the Alameda Sun. It outlined Calyx Health’s mission to build the healthcare system that seniors deserve and urgently need. At the time, I was confident that if myself and my staff controlled what happened within each clinic’s four walls, we could achieve that mission. 

While volunteers at the Alameda Community Sailing Center (ACSC) were preparing their space for Spring Sailing Camp held April 1 through 5 near the Encinal Boat Ramp, they saw the need to do something about all the weeds that had grown. The camp teaches the seven- to 12-year-old sailors an appreciation for the environment through good stewardship practices in addition to sailing skills. This meant finding a “green” method of weed removal was paramount. The solution? 


The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) have launched a “Summer Jobs Campaign” to encourage more employers to create summer jobs and internships for teens. The goal is to create at least 200 paid positions each summer by 2020. Any business that offers one paid summer position or more will be recognized on the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Honor Roll. Employers must pay teens at the City of Alameda’s new minimum wage of $13.50 per hour.

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Nea Community Learning Center hosted its second annual celebration of Black History Month March 1. Black History Month is celebrated in February every year to learn about African-American history and celebrate leaders of the community.