Feature Articles

Neighbors along Alameda Avenue between Park Street and Oak Street were handed a notice recently that their block will shut down Sunday, Dec. 13, for a commerical production. The street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day. 
Parking in front of 2324 Alameda Ave. will be reserved for film crews and equipment the entire weekend from tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 11, to Monday, Dec. 14. 

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Get outside with the Alameda Free Library’s Library Outside program. The typical day for an American adult is a whirlwind of tasks.
Breakfast, commute, work all day or evening, or night (if you’re lucky at only one job, but sometimes at two or three), commute, shopping, dinner, chores, prep for the next day, check emails, check social media, contact family and friends. 

The city of Alameda’s Public Works Department is offering up to five free sandbags to Alameda residents to prepare for the upcoming storm season.
Residents will receive their sandbags after showing proof of residency, such as an Alameda Municipal Power bill or current driver’s license with an Alameda address. Some sandbags are already filled, although residents should be prepared to fill their own.

The Music Department at First Congregational Church Alameda, United Church of Christ invites the community to experience the wonder of the season as they present their Annual Christmas Concert entitled, “Love Is Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  
Janice Peterson, music director, will conduct the choirs in selections of sacred and secular Christmas favorites performed by the Chancel Choir, Resounding Joy Ringers Hand Bell Choir, instrumental and vocal soloists.

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.”