Feature Articles

Rick Lewis &nbsp&nbsp The the size and color of this bird’s bill help identify it as a Caspian, not least a least tern.

Caspians: The Largest of the Terns

Aug 20,2020

While many of us know that the City of Alameda hosts the largest colony of Least terns during the summer nesting season, most of us do not know that we also host a nesting colony of the largest tern species, the Caspian tern.

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When Times Are Hard

Aug 20,2020

When times are hard
And your heart is breaking
Seek others also hurting.
A simple smile
Or similar courtesy
Can make another day worthwhile.
Or don a glove
And when about
Discard found litter
To show your love
For our small city

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Rites of Passage

Aug 20,2020

When does a bud become a flower?
When does a sapling become a tree?
Is there a moment when all that has come before
coalesces and makes space for something new?
We call that a rite of passage.
We mark that moment with pomp and circumstance.

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AFD Offers Safety Help

Aug 13,2020

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Library of Congress &nbsp&nbsp Well-wishers look on as Pilot Ed Musick and his crew board China Clipper in Alameda on Nov. 22, 1935, for their historic flight to Manila. Note that the numbers on the wing end with 16. This gave the plane its nickname “Sweet 16.”

Pan Am Flew Alameda into the History Books

Aug 13,2020

In its Nov. 21, 1935, edition, the Oakland Tribune informed its readers that “The largest mail load ever carried by an airplane was placed aboard one of Glenn L. Martin Company’s flying ships China Clipper.

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