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To extend the celebration of our country’s founding, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is making a Declaration of IndePETdence and lowering adoption fees to only $50 per pet for the entire month of July. We want all of our healthy and happy shelter animals to enjoy the freedom of a new fur-ever home.

All adoption fees include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, one-year license for Alameda residents, free wellness exam, free dog training classes and the amazing unconditional love that a new pet will provide every day.

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced the artists selected to beautify the utility’s transformer boxes in the Park Street business area this week. As part of its Power Box Art project in partnership with the Park Street Business Association (PSBA) and Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW), AMP selected nine adult artists and one student artist to have their work reproduced on a vinyl wrapper for several designated utility boxes. 

Rhythmix nails first place four out of past five years

Organizers of the Mayor’s 2014 July Fourth Parade honor the most creative, exciting and energetic of the entries to the parade with trophies each year. Judges chose from among more than 160 entrants to the parade this year.

Every month, with wheelbarrow at the ready, I toddle over to a fine local independent pharmacy to pick up a large order of prescription medicines. 

After the toddle, I generally stop by the nearby Versailles Avenue digs of a legendary culinary icon, Mrs. Bagley. Mrs. Bagley wrote a food blog called “The Cooking Perfectionist.” 

Coincidentally, Mrs. Bagley has a name similar to that of another legendary local writer and culinarian, Mrs. Dagley. In the 1970s, Mrs. Dagley graced the old Island Journal newspaper pages with her cooking column: “A Visit With Mrs. Dagley.” 

Local historians Dennis Evanosky and Julia Park Tracey teamed up to take part in the July Fourth parade last year. Evanosky, who is also the co-publisher of the Alameda Sun, will join the parade again this year.

The Sun is honored to publish the official parade program for the Parade Committee each year, which rewards the paper’s staff with the use of a sponsored vehicle in the parade. Last year, Bruce Knopf shared his convertible with Evanosky and Tracey.