Feature Articles

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) had such a successful holiday season at their satellite adoption center in South Shore Shopping Center, the nonprofit is looking to make the location permanent. The group reported the pop-up store generated 28 percent more donations and that thousands more visitors took the chance to connect with a potential new animal friend.


A free concert will be held in special celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month on Sunday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The concert will showcase the talents of the Dave Rocha Trio. Rocha has performed with his jazz group for more than 20 years. In addition to his trumpet expertise, Rocha is also an accomplished flugelhorn player. This instrument is similar to the trumpet, but has a larger bell, which gives it a darker, mellower sound.


Over the last year, adults have debated whether or not Haight Elementary School should be renamed. But what do young people think? Should Haight School be renamed? 

To hear more student voices on the topic, the Haight Renaming Committee is hosting an essay contest in partnership with the Alameda Sun. The contest is open to all Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) students.

No TV or cell phones for Alameda Scouts this weekend, instead the kids were all breaking a sweat. Both days a group of Eagle Scout hopefuls hammered and sanded with power tools in the process of making three large redwood planter boxes for Buena Vista United Methodist Church. The boxes will be displayed in front of the church located on Buena Vista Avenue between Park and Oak streets.