Kids Stuff

Alameda musician Lorenzo Wood, under the band name 2AM in the Basement, recently released a cover of the hit song “Falling,” in collaboration with a virtual orchestra of 11 other teen musicians from around the United States, to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Proceeds from downloads and streams of the song, and views of the video, will benefit a mix of charities that Wood has selected. The song can be downloaded, streamed or viewed at

Mindful of the loss of senior year celebrations this spring, a group of families and high school staff from across the district have planned “Alameda Senior Signing Day,” tomorrow, Friday, May 1. 

Personalized yard signs will be delivered to every senior across the district this week. From 10 to 10:44 a.m., the Mayor, Superintendent, president of the Board of Education, Alameda’s four high school principals and other special guests will speak live on KJTZ (96.1 FM or to congratulate the Class of 2020. 

Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) is proud of the Alameda community’s response to the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Neighbors are helping neighbors, young people are shopping for seniors, and the local frontline work force is keeping Alamedans safe.

CASA would like to announce its new campaign, “Feed Alameda’s Frontline.” The public is invited to join donors who have already been ordering meals from local Alameda restaurants for the staff at Alameda Hospital. The meals are delivered to staff free of charge.

Creating art helps children process their world and deal with emotions in safe ways. Art can be fun while also providing healing and solace during times of stress.

Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) has recently garnered support to purchase art kits for Alameda low-income students and distributed the first batch of 320 kits. As one parent said, the kits are “a blessing.”

Sun Staff Reports
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) realizes that most parents and guardians have not been trained as teachers; many may not be comfortable using online tools. Others may be trying to figure out how to also fulfill their own professional responsibilities at a time when most workers are being asked to telecommute.