Feature Articles

Alameda Boys & Girls Club recently announced the launch of Summer Brain Gain, a summer learning loss prevention program developed specifically for Boys & Girls Clubs. 

Summer Brain Gain is comprised of 17 one-week modules filled with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students. Youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work, and a final project or production. Each week focuses on a new module such as: “Green Team,” “Wacky Watch” and “Connect the Dots.” 

Alameda in Spirit

Many modern spiritual writers are hesitant to honor the ancient anthropomorphic concepts and descriptions of God. As a result, nouns and pronouns that were once used to describe a human-like deity — he, she, mother, father — are often avoided in current spiritual literature. 

For example, mystic and Divine Science writer Emmet Fox writes in his New Thought masterpiece that the Sermon On The Mount “reluctantly agreed to refer to God as ‘He’, only because it sounded less ominous than ‘It’.” 

Come see the West Coast Dance Theater’s 41st annual June show “Dance to the Music,” on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, at 7 p.m. both days. 

Marnell Xavier, artistic director of the West Coast Dance Theater, has put together a show full of amazing choreography and snappy tunes. The West Coast Performers International Touring Company is made up of teens and young adults who sing and dance worldwide. 

Shelter finds homes for 13 dogs, 41 cats at special adoption event

The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) found homes for 54 animals — 13 dogs and 41 cats — during the two-day Maddie’s Fund adopt-a-thon on the weekend of May 31 and June 1. FAAS has participated in the Maddie’s event for the past three years and has never had this many adopted pets find new forever homes.

Much like humans, dogs and puppies can also experience a feeling of illness while on car trips. This car sickness can make pet travel, whether short or long, quite an ordeal for dogs and their families.  The most common reasons for car sickness in puppies and dogs are: