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The View from Alameda Island, a new novel on sale April 30, takes place right here in the Island City. New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Robyn Carr’s book tackles the heartbreak of divorce and the life-changing freedom of new love and new beginnings.

Thanks to a tip he received in the Alameda Sun, (“Innovative Young People Can Apply for $5,000,” Oct. 25, 2018) Alameda musician Lorenzo Wood has been awarded a Hunter Watson Memorial Fund Grant to obtain and install professional-quality equipment in his recording studio. The studio will welcome and encourage local musicians and songwriters of all ages and experience. 

Wood currently attends Alameda High School as a junior. He has been performing as a singer and musician from a young age. He performed on stage at the Park Street Spring Festival last year and will again this year.

Three accomplished Alameda Black women leaders will discuss their lives and careers during a panel discussion at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., on Sunday, Feb. 24, in celebration of Black History Month. The discussion will take place from 2 to 4 p.m.  The three panelists are:

The Alameda Free Library and Caregiver Access to Resources, Education and Support, or CARES, present a special evening of resources, assistance and networking for family caregivers of the elderly or infirmed. 

The workshop is set for Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. 
Caring for an elderly family member can be difficult and stressful. This workshop will provide basic resources to family caregivers and help create a supportive community of family (unpaid) caregivers in Alameda.

No registration is necessary.


Artificial lawns — usually installed to save water and reduce yard maintenance — are popping up all across Alameda. Unfortunately, there are many serious environmental drawbacks to artificial turf, and they are not a good solution for Alameda.