Feature Articles

Austin, Texas-based cartoonist David Davis recently contacted the Alameda Sun to offer his work for reproduction at no charge. The Sun has leapt at the chance to present the award-winning cartoonist. Davis won a Best of Austin award for dialog-based radio spots and several videos that have screened at film festivals. Additionally, the Alien Resort predecessor comic Alien Park won Austin’s 2015 American-Statesman funny Christmas card contest. Above is a first offering from Davis.


The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum is hosting a Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party on the ship’s flight deck overnight from Tuesday, Jan. 30, to Wednesday, Jan. 31. The USS Hornet’s history is forever tied with lunar discovery since she served as the recovery vessel for the Apollo 11 and 3 lunar landing missions — the first two spaceflights that landed humans on the moon nearly 50 years ago.

The Alameda Sun recently received a letter from Lucy Heinen who wrote in about a family that lives in Alameda. Heinen described her close friends Jackie and Lee Jackson as hard-working, inspiring and working to create a forever home for their son, Lucas. 

Cody Lim of Alameda Boy Scouts Troop 3 recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement in Scouting. Eagle Scouts must have completed at least 21 merit badges, as well as an extensive community service project. Lim designed and built a raised handicap-accessible planter box for the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. 


A full 50 years have passed since Motown’s heyday, yet the “Sound of Young America” still excites and thrills listeners of all ages. Baby Boomers who grew up with the music of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Marvelettes, Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and many others, continue to put those songs at the top of their playlist.