Feature Articles

Chickens Highlight Sunday Tour
The Alameda Backyard Chicken Tour takes place from 2 to 5 p.m., this Sunday, May 11. The self-guided tour will take participants to 13 backyard chicken coops. Three of the stops along the way will have bees as well as chickens. The owner of one of the beehives will be giving away a jar of honey to anyone who can spot the queen bee in the hive. 

Guests are encouraged to bring their bicycles and cycle from coop to coop. 

Alameda Community Learning Center’s (ACLC) engineering design and graphics students Winnie Zhou, Megan Lam, Sandy Evsanaa, Henry Zhu and Zobeir Hamid took home the first-place prize for their bridge design in the Engineering Alliance for the Arts (EAA) competition held on April 26 in San Francisco. 

The winning entry, “Soaring High,” is a cable-stayed bridge with counter-balanced support towers and an S-curved deck. The judges praised the project for its simple elegance, strength and beautiful design.

Alameda Education Association president, Audrey Hyman, left, joined Alameda Fire-fighters Local 689 president Jeff Del Bono, far right, in presenting a check for $8,300 to Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) Executive Director Doug Biggs. The teachers and firefighters hosted their second annual crab feed in February at the Albert H. DeWitt O Club. They donated the evening’s proceeds to APC to support its Academic Center and Teen Center programs.


The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has tapped Alameda High School (AHS) math teacher Michael Lamb as its “Teacher of the Year.” 
Lamb, 48, has been teaching at AHS for 21 years. The district recognized him for  his deep commitment to students, his awareness of what each individual student was doing and the unobtrusive manner in which he was able to monitor and provide help where it was needed.

A pair of quotes adorn the walls inside Alameda’s beautiful, bright and airy Christian Science church, at Walnut Street and Central Avenue: “God Is Love” and “Divine love always has met and always will meet every human need” from Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy.