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Bay Farm Middle School students will be showcasing their projects for the National History Day nationwide competition at the Alameda Main Library from Saturday, April 30, to Saturday, May 28, during normal business hours. An opening reception is set for Wednesday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s topic is “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.”


California home sales rose from both the previous month and year to post the highest sales pace in six months, while strained housing supplies continued to push home prices higher, the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is reporting. The median price of an existing, single-family detached California home rose 8.9 percent in March, reversing a two-month decline, to $483,280 from $443,950 in February.


The Alameda Island Poets will host their monthly reading series on Wednesday, May 4, 7 to 9 p.m. This month’s reading takes place at the Alameda Art Association, 2242 Alameda South Shore, next to See’s Candies. Plenty of free parking.

Featured readers are the Mighty Pens of Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) and include current and past poets laureate from ACLC.



You’re spending about $1,000 a year on your dog. Surprised? 

It might be less than that if you don’t pay for grooming. It might be more if you buy premium food or your pet needs surgery. The annual cost of keeping a cat is less -- but cats live longer, so they cost more than dogs in the long run.


The city of Alameda has announced the first in a series of  community workshops on citywide transit and transportation demand management plans on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library at 1550 Oak St. City staff and a consultant team will request input from the public on existing transportation conditions, and goals and objectives.