The 35th Anniversary of Downtown Alameda’s Art & Wine Faire has something for everyone: more than 250 arts-and-crafts vendors, festival foods, locally crafted beer and wine, live music on three stages and interactive kids’ areas with games and carnival rides. The fun happens Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

Here we are, three or more years later, more divided than ever and getting worse. There’s been name calling (rent profiteers), (“Rent Profiteers No Longer Welcome,” June 27) disrespect and untrue statements made. 

What compelled me to write was this particular statement from that commentary printed in the Alameda Sun: “It’s the only thing that’s fair and it declares there are actually some people who are no longer welcome in Alameda: Profiteers.” 

The USS Hornet Museum has a special event set for this Friday, July 19, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. — an overnight stargazing event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown.

Climb aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum to learn about the famous aircraft carrier’s service during the Apollo 11 mission and observe the night sky from the flight deck. 

For Roseanne Smith, interest in photography began at age 12 when her aunt gave her a Kodak Brownie camera. Now, at age 72 and retired, she carries a camera everywhere she goes. 

“I didn’t have much time for photography when I was working and raising a family. But I always knew it would be a big part of my life when I retired,” Smith said.