Kids Stuff

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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Graphic by Colin Close

Summer Activities: Beat the Heat

Jun 24,2021

In these dog days of summer when the mercury just keeps going and staying up, indoor activities begin to look better and better. Here are some ideas to beat the heat by staying indoors and still get those young brains engaged. But, don’t let your kids have all the fun.

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Encinal High School Above: Addie Griffin and Zoey Ericson perform during Encinal High School’s online cabaret; below right: Culyer Shannon plays the guitar and sings to his online audience. All three are members of the school’s drama club.

Students Host Online Cabaretabout

Jun 24,2021

Gia Ledesma

As classrooms slowly opened up and sports teams returned to play, there was still one aspect of student life that eagerly awaited a return: theater. Not to be left out, Encinal High School’s Drama Club hosted an online cabaret.

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Al Wright

Kiwanis Awards Scholarships to Local Students

Jun 10,2021

Kiwanis Club of Alameda has awarded the following 2021 scholarships totaling $31,000 to local graduating seniors: Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship, Kenichi Obiorah; Martin & Lucille Stohr Scholarship, Vincent Gao; Kiwanis Legacy Scholarship, Amanda Silva; Hanson Scholarship, Harrison Nguyen.

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