As you explore the East Bay near a grove of conifer trees, perhaps Monterey Pines up on the ridge, you may hear a funny sound, like a tin horn. The sound repeats sporadically, and you hear another answering horn a little farther off.
The Alameda Recreation and Parks Department hosted the 55th annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest last Saturday, June 10, at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach. More than 400 people participated in the event which had 41 sandcastle plots and 42 sand sculptures.
The Alameda Free Library will be displaying a new exhibit to honor the history of Japanese Americans in Alameda.