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The sun feels warming

Power gives us much safety

The night is for rest

Poetry isn’t something you usually expect from a power company, but this haiku was penned by staff at the Island City’s Alameda Municipal Power (AMP).

The 126-year-old power company is celebrating National Energy Awareness Month and Public Power Week by hosting a haiku contest through Sunday, Nov. 15.

Doctors have diagnosed Joey LoParo, 27, with stage-four large B-cell lymphoma. The diagnosis came just weeks after Joey lost his grandmother to ovarian cancer. Joey’s father, Joe LoParo, is asking Alameda Sun readers to help his son.

The following Veterans Day reflections were written by Alamedan lrv Hamilton, on Nov. 03, 2003. He deeply believed and was most patriotic when it came to his thoughts about our soldiers and the great services they have provided to our country. He passed away last Memorial Day. 

The Quiet Heroes

For the eighth year, students at Ruby Bridges Elementary School gathered to elect members of the student council. This year the 14 candidates who vied for the offices of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer reflected the school’s diversity. The students elected Teo Kamacho as president; Tuesday Bakker, vice-president; Mia Furuichi-Fong, treasurer; and Lauryn Yi, treasurer. As in past years, the student council will provide leadership opportunities for these students.

Students from Nea Learning Academy and schools around the Alameda Unified School District visited Rhythmix Cultural Works for a special Performance Art and Learning (PAL) event last Thursday at the local arts center. The Rhythmix PAL program provides arts learning opportunities for children whose access to such programs dwindles along with funding for the arts.