Entrants to Alameda’s Fourth of July Parade earn trophies for spectacular floats or performances.
Best civilian band honors went to Los Amigos Vaqueros in first place, Hayward Hills Vaqueros in second and Kevin Kearney and The Mighty Neptunes in third.
The best school band trophy went to the St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Band. The Alameda High and Encinal High school bands took second and third respectively and the Academy of Alameda Wind Ensemble took fourth.
Best marching band honors went to Lincoln Middle School.
Alameda’s first-ever mini Maker Faire brought crowds of creators, do-it-yourself enthusiasts, businesses, artists and crafters to Ranger Avenue on Alameda Point for a gathering of creative people of all sorts. The event primarly focused on making things that exist in the physical environment through technology or more traditional methods.
The Alameda Sun salutes all of Alameda’s 2018 high school graduates! We’re most proud of everyone’s accomplishments. Sun staff thanks Susan Davis of Alameda Unified School District for providing this list of the Class of 2018.
A group named “Families Belong Together” held a rally and protest on Park Street at Santa Clara Avenue last Saturday, raising their voices and speaking out for immigrant mothers who cannot comfort their children. Alameda families are joining others across the country to demand that the Trump administration reunite families and end family separation and detention for people who enter the United States illegally. The administration’s “no-tolerance” policy at the border with Mexico has sparked renewed interest in passing immigration reform nationally.
Alameda’s Buddhist Temple on Buena Vista Avenue welcomed the community to its annual Vacationland Bazaar and Carnival last weekend. Hundreds of local residents and guests gathered to enjoy bingo and other games, food, drink and festivities. The event supports the temple’s effort to “offer a place to connect at individual, family and community levels to deepen our path to grounded stability that true and real life provides,” according to Rev. Joshin Dennis Fujimoto’s statement on the temple website.