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VIP Zip Is an Affordable Rideshare Program for Seniors

A coordinator with LIFE ElderCare acts as a liaison with ridesharing services like Lyft for seniors who need rides.

Meet One of the Country’s Oldest Filipino-American Social Societies

Formed in Alameda in 1936, Bohol Circle hopes to cement its legacy in the city with a park.

Pauline’s Antiques in Alameda Closing

Proprietress Pauline Kelley won’t give up what she loves doing; she’ll just do what she wants when she wants.

Things to Do on the Water

The editor highlights water activities worth exploring in the Bay Area.

New Owners for Tucker’s

A brother-and-sister led team plans some minor changes but believe in maintaining the storied ice creamery’s longtime charm.

Charter Schools Checked in Richmond

The city council enacted a moratorium on charters in industrial zones, and the school district alleges that one charter-school chain is violating local, state, and federal codes.

When the Past Was Better

Believe it or not, the East Bay used to have a locally owned, all-electric, zero-emission mass transit system. And it went nearly everywhere.

Talking Chickens With a Bird Vet

Dr. Elinor Granzow at Alameda Pet Hospital can keep your urban chicken healthy.

BART in Alameda?

A second transbay tube could ease Alameda’s nightmarish traffic and boost Oakland’s economy. And transportation officials are now taking the idea seriously for the first time.

Yes to Straws by Request

These Alamedans would be happy to see plastic straws go altogether.