Feature Articles

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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Oakland Public LIbrary, Oakland History Room

Enjoy Old-Time Baseball at Washington Park

Jul 08,2021

Dennis Evanosky

This Saturday, July 11, the Oakland Colonels will treat Alamedans to a base ball (two words, please) game that follows 1886 rules and etiquette. The players will use 1886 equipment and just might remind you of the base ball team pictured above.

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Help Kids Grow

Jul 01,2021

Parents wonder about what to expect: when should their child begin to talk or walk? They wonder about behaviors like tantrums and showing affection. They want to know what it takes to build a strong foundation in the early years.

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Pinball Museum Flips It Back On

Jul 01,2021

Larry Freeman

Alameda’s world-class Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) fired up its vintage games once more as the Bay Area reopens, and the long-dark bulbs of backglasses and playfields shine again, as the crisp sounds of flippers, bells, score reels and pop bumpers, fill the air.

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