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The names are classic arcade: “Assassin Roulette,” “Dr. Who Pinball,” “Space Wars” and “Zappatron.” The materials used are classic kid’s stuff: cardboard, tempera paint, foam dart guns, rubber bands, balloons and plastic flowers. But teacher Dustin Brantley’s “cardboard arcade” project is about way more than fun and games. It’s about engineering, creativity, persistence and learning from mistakes.

 

On Thursday, Sept. 27, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. College of Alameda celebrated the opening of its new “Fab Lab” (fabrication laboratory) located at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy., Room D102, on the school’s campus. 

In partnership with California Community College (CCC) Maker, the college built a 1,900-square-foot space where students can experiment with tools, resources and technology, using traditional and advanced manufacturing equipment. The lab provides tools to make almost anything. 

Donate socks, snacks through Library’s Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board at the Alameda Free Library is seeking donations for a socks-and-snacks drive benefitting Operation Dignity. The board will collect items at the Main Library on 1550 Oak St. until Monday, Oct. 22. 

Bring new, adult-sized socks, such as tube socks and warm socks, to the library for donation. Individually wrapped snacks are also requested, including: crackers, granola bars, oatmeal, hot chocolate, protein shakes, nuts, pretzels, applesauce cups, pudding cups and dried soup. 

Encinal High beat Alameda High 22-18 this weekend at the 2018 Island Bowl. This victory secured yet another win for the Jets, who have lost to the Hornets only twice in the past 10 years. The game, which took place at the Jets’ home of Willie Stargell Field last Friday, saw the two teams neck and neck with each other throughout its entirety. 

Sun Staff Reports
The third annual Alameda Running Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, with the races starting at Alameda Point.
Five different races will be run that day. The first race is a half-marathon (13.1 miles). It will begin at 7 a.m. and will showcase both sides of the Island.
The second race is the half-marathon relay. This race allows participants to team up in a group of two or four. If it is a team of two each runner must travel 6.5 miles, if it is a team of four each member runs 3.2 miles. This event also starts at 7 a.m. 

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