Original art by Colin Close.  Santa wants to make sure everyone has a equal shot at enjoying the Christmas spirit; comprised of: beauty, love, altruism, compassion and kindness, or BLACK.

Santa Helps Christmas to Evolve

Dec 20,2019

Alternate Facts News (AFN) reported today that officials within Santa’s Workshop will soon reveal details of major changes to the celebration of Christmas. Apparently, the changes were prompted by an evangelist Christian’s partisan political speech.

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Xmas Tree Lane Opens

Dec 07,2017

The crowds were out on Thompson Avenue, ahem, excuse me, Christmas Tree Lane again last Saturday, to start off one of the Island City’s treasured annual holiday traditions.

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Mike Lano file photo &nbsp&nbsp Mayor Trish Spencer will once again join the Mistletones for the city’s annual kickoff of the holiday season this Saturday, Dec. 2.

Tree Lighting, Other Fun Slated for this Saturday

Nov 30,2017


Opportunities to eat, shop and be merry in Alameda abound this Saturday, Dec. 2. From this year’s first Hot Cocoa Crawl to the East End’s Christmas Tree Lane, the Island City has lots to offer for a festive holiday experience.

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Courtesy photo  Donna Eyestone and her daughter, Emma, show off their gingerbread creation of the Victorian-era building that is home to the Black Pug Café.

Gingerbread Architects Unveil Latest Landmark

Dec 15,2016


Donna Eyestone and her 12-year-old daughter Emma continued a long-standing family tradition this year. Over the years they have created gingerbread likenesses of Alameda’s most recognizable buildings. 

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Guide to Properly Recycling this Holiday

Dec 23,2015

Since the holiday season comes but once a year, while good cheer and celebration is the focus, these celebrations cause trash bins to fill up with extra waste. This year, don’t be so quick to toss everything in the trash, because a lot of items can be recycled, and remember, Santa is watching.

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Christmas Gift Delivery May Change, Says Santa

Dec 17,2015

Santa-followers throughout the world were thrilled to learn that he and his new chief elf, Quaznor, may soon speak to them from the North Pole via videoconference. A specific time for the event was not disclosed.

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Meals on Wheels to Prepare Free Community Holiday Dinner

Dec 15,2015

Alameda Meals on Wheels, Twin Towers United Methodist Church, and Saboor Zafari of Angela’s Restaurant announced this week they will co-sponsor a free dinner, open to all residents and families in Alameda in need of a hot meal on Christmas Day. 

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