The Alameda Free Library is seeking Alameda youths to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) to let the library know what they’re interested in. 

The TAB makes a difference to the library and other teens in Alameda. 

Alameda teens are invited to the next TAB meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the Main Library on 1550 Oak St. in the Stafford Room. 


Maya Lin School community says ‘bye’ to oldest member

Last Thursday’s storm brought strong wind gusts and continuous rain that undermined the root system of a California live oak tree that has lived on the Maya Lin Elementary School campus since the 1860s. 


The last report of snow in the Bay Area was in February 2011, when San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood and other elevated locations got a light dusting. It wasn’t even enough to make a snowball. Since Alameda is at sea level, it only saw rain or light flurries of slushy snow that melted on impact. Nevertheless, even a hint of snow was news. Local residents had waited 35 years since the last snowfall in 1976.

What to do for kids dreaming of a white Christmas in the Island City? The Culinary Academy of Post Street had a plan.


Alameda Children’s Musical Theatre will bring An Original Christmas Carol to the Alameda stage. The show will premier tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 9, at the Encinal Playhouse (Encinal High School’s west wing stage), 210 Central Ave.

The presentation is based on the Charles Dickens’ classic that features Ebenezer Scrooge, the miserly businessman notorious for his lack of Christmas cheer.