Feature Articles

Alameda Free Library, Wonderfest.org and the Friends of the Alameda Free Library present a Social Science event series, “California and the ‘Big One’” on Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.

Scientists know that California will experience another large earthquake. But what details do they have? What will this earthquake be like? How accurate is the portrayal seen on television and in movies?

Rhythmix Island Arts Concert Series honors performing arts traditions from islands around the world on the island of Alameda. Presenting four concerts with the theme “Celebrating Diversity,” Rhythmix features the music and dance of Cuba, Tahiti, Japan and Bali, with Bay Area artists Jesús Díaz, Máahealani Uchiyama and Hálau Ka Ua Tuahine, Gamelan Sekar Jaya and Maze Daiko.

While volunteers at the Alameda Community Sailing Center (ACSC) were preparing their space for Spring Sailing Camp held April 1 through 5 near the Encinal Boat Ramp, they saw the need to do something about all the weeds that had grown. The camp teaches the seven- to 12-year-old sailors an appreciation for the environment through good stewardship practices in addition to sailing skills. This meant finding a “green” method of weed removal was paramount. The solution? 


The City of Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) have launched a “Summer Jobs Campaign” to encourage more employers to create summer jobs and internships for teens. The goal is to create at least 200 paid positions each summer by 2020. Any business that offers one paid summer position or more will be recognized on the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Honor Roll. Employers must pay teens at the City of Alameda’s new minimum wage of $13.50 per hour.

The Black Student Union (BSU) at Nea Community Learning Center hosted its second annual celebration of Black History Month March 1. Black History Month is celebrated in February every year to learn about African-American history and celebrate leaders of the community.