Kids Stuff

Teen Musicians Cover Song for Relief Funds

May 07,2020

Alameda musician Lorenzo Wood, under the band name 2AM in the Basement, recently released a cover of the hit song “Falling,” in collaboration with a virtual orchestra of 11 other teen musicians from around the United States, to raise money for COVID-19 relief.

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Students Launch ‘Grateful for Alameda’ Effort

Apr 30,2020

Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) is proud of the Alameda community’s response to the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Neighbors are helping neighbors, young people are shopping for seniors, and the local frontline work force is keeping Alamedans safe.

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Courtesy photos &nbsp&nbsp The tools of the trade. Inset: Local kids show off their new art kits.

Foundation Offers Low-Cost Art Kits

Apr 30,2020

Creating art helps children process their world and deal with emotions in safe ways. Art can be fun while also providing healing and solace during times of stress.

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Alameda County Office of Education &nbsp&nbsp Julian Chea

Local Spellers Place on County Level

Apr 16,2020

Julian Chea, a seventh-grader at Lincoln Middle School, took fourth place in the Alameda County Junior High Spelling Bee on March 7. The Alameda speller who progressed the furthest this year didn’t qualify for state competition, but he did take home an impressive trophy.

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Compare Award Letters to Find Best College Deal

Mar 19,2020

Most high school seniors headed for college will soon be receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should read those letters carefully, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Association (KHEAA).

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Local Girl Scout Earns Gold Award

Mar 12,2020

Jackie Lim, left, of Girl Scout Troop 31417 of Alameda, received her Gold Award on Jan 5 — the highest award that can be earned in Girl Scouts. At present, about 6 percent of all Girl Scouts earn a Gold Award.

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Original graphic by Colin Close &nbsp&nbsp Put your best foot forward by learning the “ins” and “outs” of landing a job, internship or volunteer opportunity. The Alameda Main Library and Alameda Recreation and Parks Department host this free event.

Job Workshop Slated for Teens, Tweens

Mar 05,2020

Sixth- through 12th-graders looking for summer jobs, internships or volunteer positions, but don’t know how to go about getting one are invited to attend the fourth annual “Get a Job” workshop next Monday, March 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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