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Favorite Local Landmarks

The Alameda Theatre, City Hall, and Alameda High get high marks.

Ploughshares Helps Palomacy Improve the Image of Pigeons

A pigeon and dove rescue group uses an aviary at Ploughshares to rehab and rehome the often maligned birds.

Former Anchor Leslie Griffith Becomes an Elephant Activist

The topic that resulted in her leaving KTVU turns into her life calling

App-solutely

Alamedans describe their favorite apps.

Cat Brewer Brings Deafness to Performers’ Attention

The Alameda resident is making a documentary on the intersection of entertainers accommodating deaf patrons at live performances.

Sylvia Chesson Creates Fused-Glass Artworks

Her sculptures, functional pieces, and glass paintings are impressionistic reflections of life experiences.

Worth a Twirl

Architect Sabrina Cazarez opens a business where kids can play as they paint, build, sing, dance, swing, or read.

On Safe Ground

An informal poll reveals Alamedans feel safe on the Island.

Mouse or Fairy Doors Spring Up in Alameda

An anonymous Bay Farm dad starts an urban art movement of tiny doors hitting the curbs, trees, and public spaces on the Island and spreads a little whimsy.

Christine Chilcott Needs Teachers’ Help

Paying teachers skilled in Common Core to train their counterparts outside the classroom is one way to better assist learners