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Alamedan’s project addresses issues at Mexico border

Late last year, 11-year-old Kaia Marbin from Wood Middle School and her friend, 10-year-old Lily Ellis from Berkeley, wanted to let the country know that the 15,000 children the federal government was holding in detention centers were loved and supported. To accomplish this they created “The Butterfly Effect.” The program aimed to create and publicly display 15,000 handmade origami butterflies. Each butterfly would represent one child the government had separated from his or her family.

A driver plowed into a home on the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue after an accident on the morning of Oct. 16. 

The blue Hyundai penetrated the front window of the home leaving a gaping hole near the front door. A mom and her twins were in bed when the collision occurred. They had to be extricated from the property by Alameda Fire Department (AFD) officials. 

Due to the efforts of sponsors, attendees, volunteers, auction donors and bidders, restaurants, vendors and many other generous individuals who gave time, money and talent, the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) announced it raised $150,000 at its annual “After the Ball” fundraiser held Oct. 10. The funds raised benefit the lost and abandoned pets of Alameda. 

East Bay activists deliver petition to Rep. Lee in Alameda

Last Thursday, Oct. 10, activists wearing endangered species masks and carrying colorful signs delivered 500,000 petition signatures supporting the Endangered Species Act to Rep. Barbara Lee’s staff during her congressional office hours at the Alameda Public Library. They include thousands of signatures collected in the Bay Area.

A presentation set for Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., will discuss an unsung French artist who, though working in the late 1800s, was not an Impressionist. James Tissot’s work often gets overlooked, while the Impressionist movement drives the conversation in art history classes. 

Tissot, who lived from 1836 to 1902, worked in both England and France, enjoying commercial and critical success. Approximately 60 of his works are currently on display at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.