Feature Articles

The First Congregational Church of Alameda’s (FCCA) annual spring fundraiser and concert, “Saturday Night at the Movies” has been set for this Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. The Music Department at FCCA, will present the concert in the church sanctuary. 

The public is invited to attend an evening of musical selections of memorable moments from the silver screen presented by FCCA’s Choral and Bell Choirs. 

Have you experienced shingles? If so, you understand the intense and debilitating pain associated with this rash. As a physician, I have seen many cases of shingles over the years — with some of the worst in people older than 75.

A number of writers with connections to Alameda have recently released new book titles.

Julia Ward Howe takes credit for coming up with Mother’s Day as we know it today. Her 1870 proclamation put the day on the American calendar. Howe’s proclamation was a reaction to death during the Civil War. She called on mothers to unite and protest the futility of their sons killing the other mothers’ sons.

By 1873 women’s groups in 18 North American cities were observing Howe’s holiday. 

Although the city of Alameda and Bay Farm Island historically had considerable farm land, and still have some large yards, many of us live in multifamily units that, at best, have small patios or balconies. With some thought and planning, these areas can still provide adequate space for gardening.