Feature Articles

The nation’s most talented craftspeople are chosen to display their works at the Smithsonian Craft Show at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., April 22 through 26. The 121 craftspeople chosen to participate must show one-of-a-kind or limited-edition works. Among the displaying artists was Alamedan Christina Goodman.

Goodman’s jewelry was displayed along with hundreds of fine works of basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood.

About 500 people attended a ceremony aboard the USS Hornet that honored participants in the April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid. Hornet trustee Bob Fish provided an overview of the daring raid.

Richard Nowatzki, a Hornet CV-8 crewman, who watched the B-25 aircraft take off from the flight deck provided an eyewitness account of the Doolittle Raiders aboard. He also accepted the medal awarded to USS Hornet officers and crew. He presented it to Hornet Museum CEO Scott Lindeman for permanent display at the museum.

It’s spring and many California parents are signing their kids up for summer camp. Sports, science, church, camping, general recreation — one for every interest. But, are they safe? How do you know? Can you check? Should you?

It’s not just the Texas and Florida football camps where kids are hospitalized every year when coaches push them too hard. Every camp has risks, but some are vastly more safety conscious than others.

Parents must look beyond the enticing websites and brochures for a safety check.

For Alameda youngsters just itching to get their hands on new technology, the Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech weekly summer camps will return to Alameda this summer at Bay Farm Elementary School. The camps will celebrate eight years on the Island presenting cutting-edge programming.

Camp Edmo is designed for children in grades pre-K through fourth grade, and Camp EdTech caters to young people in grades five through eight.

Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) learners love their poetry. They love it so much they have selected poets laureate from among the learners — this year’s are Ellie Dodds and Sophia Moore, juniors at ACLC. They’re both members of Poetry Club, which meets on Fridays.