Feature Articles

Corica Park to Hosts Backpack Drive

Jul 08,2021

Corica Park’s On the Green Golf & Play Summer Camps for underserved youth in the East Bay are just almost here. As part of the program, Corica is hosting a backpack drive to provide campers with essential school supplies.

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Friends of Alameda Library Reaches Out

Jul 08,2021

Congress is considering a number of infrastructure bills. One challenge is defining the term “infrastructure.” An excellent opinion piece in the New York Times by Eric Klinenberg talks about the need to include social infrastructure along with energy, transit, and health and communications.

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Pine siskins, pictured on the right, are members of the finch family. They are migratory birds that frequent Alameda. Birds like these need the tender loving care that your gardens and bird baths provide. The Audobon Society says that although pine siskins are patterned like sparrows, their shape, actions, and callnotes all reveal that these birds are really goldfinches in disguise.

Gardening for and with Birds

Jul 08,2021

Part 2 of 2

In last week’s issue we explored how to properly garden for birds with specials attention to their food and water. This week we’ll have a look at plants and sustainability.

Plant choice and design

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