Kids Stuff

A pair of 10-year-old best friends, Jayla Anderson and Sophia Lau, wanted all their fifth-grade classmates at Love Elementary School to attend outdoor Science Camp. They decided to help raise money for students who might need financial assistance. The cost of the camp is $350 per student, plus $2,000 for the buses. 

If creativity is really the flower of the mind, then the rest of the body is just a flower pot and every community owes it to itself to be a garden. Just as a flower can spring up through a crack in a sidewalk, so too can a bourgeois community afford young minds an opportunity to blossom. It happened here in Alameda when the Tomorrow Youth Repertory found a crack in the pavement and performed Be More Chill at an assembly hall provided by the Trinity Lutheran Church.

A group of 30 eighth-grade students and their chaperones from Alameda’s South Korean sister city, Yeongdong-gun visited the Island City last week. 

While in Alameda they stopped by the mural at Lincoln Avenue at Bay Street, above. Chris Chanyan Shim, who is based in Seoul, South Korea, created the work of art that he described to the Korea Daily as “an African American girl in a hanbok, a traditional Korean dress.”  

Global warming and pollution have become a very big conversation in society over the past few years. There have been new companies taking action toward making the planet a cleaner and safer place. These include the search engine Ecosia that plants trees with the ad revenue it receives from people’s searches.

Alameda Pediatric Dentistry will host its annual Give Kids A Smile event on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1105 Atlantic Ave., Suite 101. The dentistry has been hosting Give Kids A Smile events for the past 17 years as a way to provide free dental care to local children who desperately need it and otherwise would not be able to afford it. Guests can take advantage of free, easily accessible dental services to qualifying individuals and learn about the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally.