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Michele Ellson

A multi-million dollar effort to clear the Oakland/Alameda Estuary of debris is continuing, and The Alamedan's readers caught some of the action, forwarding this video and photo of the raising of the Respect, a tug sunk in the estuary. Read more >> about VIDEO: The Respect rises

Michele Ellson

As Alamedans, we love our holidays – and we’re not afraid to show it. In honor of Alameda’s holiday spirit, we’ve put together a trio of short videos showcasing the Island's best holiday light displays, a locally crafted Messiah and a number from Alameda's Tap Dancing Christmas Trees. Read more >> about VIDEO: An Alameda holiday sampler

Donna Eyestone

Alameda Rotary’s Interact clubs were designed to train future Rotarians – and to provide local high schoolers with opportunities to contribute to their community. Read more >> about VIDEO: Alameda Rotary's Interact clubs

Donna Eyestone

When Anne Lipow became frustrated about her inability to find anything but cheap, plastic dreidels she decided to design and manufacture her own, starting The Dreidel Factory in 1974. Her daughter, Stephanie, has fond memories of the time they spent together at street fairs, selling the wooden tops Anne and her business partners made in the family’s Berkeley garage. Read more >> about VIDEO: Alameda's Dreidel Factory

Michele Ellson

Rhythmix Cultural Works is honoring veterans this month with Veterans Voices IV, a series of events that kicked off Thursday with a forum on veterans’ issues. Read more >> about VIDEO: Veterans Voices

Michele Ellson

According to local legend, the “Captain Al” settled into her watery grave sometime in the 1990s, sinking to the bottom of the Oakland/Alameda Estuary as her unknown owner was preparing to rend her for scrap. But on Monday the rusty, 105-foot-long steel tug saw daylight again, as crews manning a pair of passive cranes pried her from the estuary floor. Read more >> about VIDEO: Old tug exhumed from watery grave

Donna Eyestone

The Bay Area Circus Arts Festival is being held this weekend at Alameda High School, and The Alamedan got a sneak peek. Read more >> about VIDEO: Circus Arts Festival at Alameda High

Michele Ellson

A decades-old conflict festering thousands of miles away took root on the steps of Alameda City Hall on Tuesday when more than a dozen protesters with an assortment of pro-Tibet groups forced the cancellation of a planned raising of China’s flag. Read more >> about BREAKING: Chinese flag raising canceled amid protest

Donna Eyestone

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department showcased the best the Island has to offer during its Everything Alameda celebration Saturday in Washington Park. The brand-new event showcased local museums, clubs, businesses and performers, offering kids' activities, water demonstrations and a special celebration commemorating the 60th anniversary of the parks department's day camp program. Videographer Donna Eyestone was there, and she captured event highlights in this five-minute video. Read more >> about Around Alameda: Everything Alameda

Donna Eyestone

Alamedans combed Robert W. Crown State Beach on Saturday as part of the 29th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. They were among the more than 50,000 volunteers who volunteered for cleanup duty at 850 sites across the state; preliminary data released by the California Coastal Commission on Saturday show that volunteers cleared 251 tons of trash and recyclables off of California's beaches and inland shores. Here in Alameda, participants cleared cigarette butts, food wrappers, straws, balloons and more off of Crown Beach; Donna Eyestone captured the story on this video. Read more >> about Around Alameda: Coastal Cleanup at Crown Beach

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