Boulevard Bites

by Tracey Rolandelli

### Spring is just around the corner, and the new season brings some changes to our boulevard. Tammy's Bible Bookstore has relocated to 3008 MacArthur Blvd. (cross street Maple). Tammy's has more room at their new location for their books, cards, jewelry, and church supplies. We wish them all the best.

### Hong Kong Alterations, near Kasper's Hot Dogs on MacArthur, has a new building front. The shop looks great after all the repairs and remodeling, even better than before a car hit their building. New windows and a whole new wall structure have added to the beautification of the Dimond shopping district.

### While driving down High Street, we stopped into the little vintage and collectibles shop at 3129 High, called Seay's Store. There are some neat and reasonably priced items. Seay's has furniture, glassware, clothes, pictures, and other finds. Plenty of things for the cottage-style crafter. We noticed a thick metal bed frame that would be amazing sanded down and brightly painted with metal/automotive paint. The owner, Nancy, also has a nice collection of orange glassware for your retro tabletop. Seay's hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.'

### Spring brings the return of Pilgrim Lutheran's Kayak Ministry. This activity is open to the public: young and old, novice or expert. The group meets at the church parking lot (3900 35th Avenue), and buses the kayaks out to local waterways in Oakland and Alameda. Pacing is slow enough for beginners, and the church has different types of kayaks for different experience levels. For information, send an email to Pilgrimkayaking\, or stop by the church on a sunny Sunday morning!

### Kathleen Hirooka from the Oakland Public Library (OPL) tells us that OPL's'

'TeenZone is organizing its fifth annual Making Manga Magic Contest. Artists ages 12 to 18 who have a library card from OPL can submit an original image of their own manga or anime character on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper. Submissions will be accepted through March 30, 2008 at any Oakland branch library. For contest details, contact the TeenZone staff at 238-7332 or see the Oakland Public Library's Web site: