Last Monday was the first day of school for the public schools in Alameda. Playgrounds like the one at Franklin School, above, have been quiet for months but are now bustling with students. Remember to obey the 25-mile-per-hour speed limit both in school zones and just about everywhere else in town. Many kids walk and bike to school and their safety depends on safe drivers.
Piano playing, martial arts moves, break dancing, duets, swing dancing and magic tricks were on display at the annual Franklin Elementary School Talent Show on April 28. More than 25 acts featured students at all grade levels including Alice Atack, pictured above. This annual tradition at Franklin showcases the talent of the students and builds community.