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Greens & Grains

You may have noticed a new vendor at The Marketplace: Greens & Grains opened its doors in summer and has been dishing up quality salads, sides and main courses since then.
November 1, 2012

Greener Than Green

The staff at Ploughshares Nursery at Alameda Point has made do with a 10-by-10-foot shed, kindly built as a gift from an Eagle Scout.
November 1, 2012

And the Trainer Sez

Help a girlfriend out, please! I finally joined the gym and am confused by the new cardio classes — Tabata, HIIT and 321 to name a few. What happened to Step Class? I just want to lose some pounds.
November 1, 2012

Diary of a Rebel Girl

When Doris Murphy was 15, she wrote, “I hope no one ever reads my diaries."
November 1, 2012

Coffee

Mayra Orellana-Powell, 37, grew up cultivating coffee in her small mountain village of Santa Elena in Honduras.
November 1, 2012

Six Questions

Who’s that, over there by the trash bins? It’s a bird! It’s a raccoon! No, it’s Recycle Woman, Alameda’s own super-SHEro, in her fluttering green and copper cape, doing her darndest to save the planet from her sworn enemies: greenhouse gasses, landfill, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and people who don’t take reusable bags to the grocery store.
November 1, 2012

Memory Lane

Native Alamedan Shirl Ames fondly remembers old Alameda and still appreciates her hometown for what it is today. In full swing, Ames can be found on the golf course two or three times a week.
November 1, 2012

Sports Hearoes

If you lived in Alameda in the 1980s and 1990s and paid any attention to Island runners, you’d probably remember the name Sal Vasquez.
November 1, 2012

Weaving Is Alive and Well

Not every artist can put this on her resume: artist in residence at the San Francisco dump. But for Oakland-born weaver Sandy Drobny, the waste stream is a treasure trove of material.
November 1, 2012

Smitten With Signature Dishes

We identify our favorite restaurants in a variety of ways: by the chef, by the unique take on a particular cuisine, by the cocktails or the wine list, by the neighborhood feel.
November 1, 2012