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Alameda and the chocolate factory

Submitted by on 1, February 17, 2009 – 7:45 amNo Comment

Once upon a time, Alameda was manufactured something that didn’t land the place it was made on a state toxic cleanup list … chocolates!

Miss Saylor’s Unusual Chocolates got its start on Encinal Avenue in the 1920s. And if you want to know more, head to the Alameda Free Library at 7 p.m. Thursday. They’ll have a talk called “Chocolates in the Air,” where they lay out the history of this onetime Alameda treasure. (Maybe they’ll mention the Coffee-ettes. I understand those were a specialty.)

Admission to the two-hour talk is free. The library is at 1550 Oak Street, and the talk will be given in the Stafford Room.

Oh, and while we’re on the subject of the library, they’ve got a few more events I want to tell you about.

First, they’ve got a mixed-media art show featuring Asian-American artists, through Sunday, February 21 on the second floor of the main library.

They’re also participating in the “California of the Past Digital Storytelling Project,” through which they are collecting people’s stories about living in Alameda. If you’re interested in participating, contact the library at 747-7730 or dhall@ci.alameda.ca.us. You can also find out more about the project here.

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