The Edgar Allen Poe awards are given out each year on the writer’s birthday. Poe would have been 206 this year. The awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television. Mystery Writers of America coordinates the event which celebrates works published or produced in 2014 this year.
How many of you have dreamed of being a super hero? What special power would you want to have?
I had the opportunity to ask these questions of Debbie Meyer’s fourth-grade class at Franklin Elementary School. The answers varied from “flying” to “being invisible” to “having super strength.” The over-the-top enthusiasm was bubbling up as they took turns answering. I made them a promise that they would have at least one super power before we parted that day, and I am happy to say I delivered on the promise. But let me back up a little.
Editor's Note: Please Don’t Feed the Birds. In part one of this story last week the Alameda Sun’s adventurous writer described feeding the seagulls. It turns out that East Bay Regional Park District has an ordinance in place that prohibits this behavior.
Brown pelicans, with their four-foot wing spans, are among the birds that frequent the waters at the Crown Beach’s Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary.
Alameda Naval Air Museum curator Larry Pirack discusses the role the Martin M-130 China Clipper played in the history of Alameda. The plane took off from Alameda Airport on Nov. 22, 1935, on history’s first trans-Pacific flight of a commercial airline. The model of the plane, pictured here, and a special room dedicated to the China Clipper are just some of the many displays at the museum located in Building 77 on Alameda Point. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.