Feature Articles

Courtesy photo. Les Hilger and Poe

Be an Angel and Kiss Poe

Feb 02,2016

Alameda resident Les Hilger (right) kisses Poe after paying for the privilege. Hilger’s organization, Alameda Support Foundation, donated $5,000 to the Angel Fund for sick and injured animals at the Alameda Animal Shelter.

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Robin Seeley photos.  Farrah Morin, Safia Pigott and Abby Hayton sit on the steps of Post Street’s Gold Rush cottage. Others who participated in the Culinary Academy event but not pictured are Daniel, Evan and Vivian Pell.

Panning for Gold in My Kitchen

Jan 27,2016

At 1223 Post St. in Alameda’s East End, a humble Gold Rush-era cottage still stands. It once housed a Norwegian immigrant named Christopher Christensen and his family.

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Story Time Tonight

Jan 08,2016

Story time from Tales of the Arabian Nights at the Old Bazaar room inside Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St., tonight, Friday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join a reading about Aladdin and his magic lamp and other stories inside a room filled with fantastical objects from stories in the book.

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Andy MacKay photo. Andy MacKay will make the rounds tonight with his bagpipes to raise money to fight cancer.

Bagpiper Serenades for Dollars on New Year’s

Dec 30,2015

Pipe-A-Thon to fight cancer at several local bars tonight

The sounds of Auld Lang Syne on the bagpipes will ring through 18 Alameda bars this evening thanks to the ambitious fundraising efforts of East Bay resident Andy MacKay.

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File photo. The New York Sun’s 1897 letter: “Yes, Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus” has proved true as a former California news reporter will attest.

Kids’ Letter Leads to Meeting Real Santa

Dec 23,2015

In 1973 I was a reporter for a small town California newspaper. One of my jobs that year was to read “Dear Santa” letters that children sent to the newspaper and select the best ones for publication. 

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Courtesy photo. Enjoy stunning sunset views from around the Island City throughout the new calendar by resident photographer, and regular Alameda Sun contributor, JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko.

Alameda Calendar Now Available All Over Town

Dec 23,2015

Fans of the Island City will be glad to know one of Alameda’s greatest promoters, photographer JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko, has produced a new calendar for 2016. Along with her husband, Andy Sinaiko, JoanAnn has produced a calendar of her Alameda photos since 2005.

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File Photo - The Lincoln Middle School Band performs in the 2013 parade.

July 4, 2014 Parade Order of the March

Jul 03,2014

The LMS Band will be among the musical attractions of the annual Fourth of July Parade scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. Sections of city streets will be closed, and closed to parking, in advance of the parade including: Lincoln Avenue, Park Street, Otis Drive, Grand Street, Encinal Avenue, Central Avenue and Webster Street. An estimated 20,000 spectators will view the parade, and the Ralph Appezzato Charity Event foot race at 9 a.m. along its more than three-mile route. For all the details see the order of march below and the official event program pdfs in this week's web edition.

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