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A native California wild turkey found its way to the Island City just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. It seems colder weather might attract the birds closer to the relative warmth of the bay waters as nearly every winter these turkeys pay a visit. This turkey, expectantly waiting for Jeeves to open the car door, poked around Eagle Avenue last weekend. Sun publisher Eric J. Kos reports seeing a bird in his neighborhood Saturday. “There was a turkey just hanging out in someone’s front yard on Paru Street near Franklin Park,” said Kos. “I see them up in the hills while hiking, too.” 

A collaborative project between local photographers, St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, and the homeless called Visible goes on display this Friday at Redux Studios & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave. in Alameda. The project offers an opportunity for homeless photographers to define their lives in our increasingly image-driven culture.
The show opens this Friday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 

Alameda High tight end Alex Denney has been named to the U.S. Under-18 National Team and will compete against Canada in the 2016 International Bowl at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team is off to a great start to the 2015-16 basketball season. The team is 4-0 on the year including three wins and the championship in the Roundball Classic.
The Pilots beat the El Cerrito Gauchos 50-41 in the opening round of the Roundball Classic on Thursday, Dec. 3. The Pilots got off to a great start in the contest holding a 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, the Gauchos fought back outscoring the Pilots 14-10 in the second period to close the gap to 25-24 at halftime. 

Sonia Kwak won the last Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) net tournament last month by shooting a net 68.
Kwak took down 27 other competitors in the Nov. 12 tournament played on the Earl Fry Course. She competed in the third flight — handicap of 32 to 40. Kwak put a little bit of distance between her and the other golfers in her flight. Jean Cho and Lynette Mladinich tied for second place with matching net 71s. Janet Kirk finished in fourth place in the flight with a net 74, while Wilda Moore posted a net 76 for fifth place.