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A British-born architect whose name we associate with the Arts and Crafts movement designed the house that Girls Inc. of the Island City call home today.

Ernest Albert Coxhead was born in 1863 in the English seaside town of Eastbourne, about 70 miles south London. He and his five siblings — Ernest was the fourth oldest — lived a peripatetic existence. They moved frequently as their mother, Mary, watched over them and their father, William, eked out a living as a schoolmaster. The family lived a more settled way of life after William took a job as a boarding house keeper.

Alameda Hospital, which announced last Thursday it is now officially part of the Alameda Health System, will be offering free health screenings as upcoming events.

This Saturday, May 10, the hospital will host free screenings in three essential areas of health at their booth at the Park Street Spring Festival, Alameda’s annual Mother’s Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when staff will offer what’s called the 3B’s assessment, which includes blood pressure, blood glucose and body mass index.

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.

 

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