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There are certain artists who are so integral to an art scene that it is difficult to imagine it without them.
May 3, 2012

Secret Eats

Where does Alameda go to satisfy its cravings for hearty, heart-warming schnitzel, sauerbraten, and spätzle — with a heaping side of sonic delight?
May 3, 2012

Word on the Street

What should replace the former Borders Bookstore space at South Shore Center?
May 3, 2012

Green Machines

I am enjoying a lovely ride in Jerry Meissner’s pedicab on a beautiful spring afternoon. The pedicab — basically a small carriage drawn by a “driver” pedaling a bike — is a cheerful yellow.
May 3, 2012

Local Producer Wins Big on Biggest Loser

Alameda TV producer Jennifer Rumple had issues with her weight from the time she reached her eighth birthday through college and into her first job producing local newscasts for television.
May 3, 2012

New Life at Croll's Corner

What could be more hometown than Croll’s corner bar, since 1883? How about two homeboys to run it? The newly revived corner of Central and Webster is called 1400 Bar and Grill (named for its Webster Street address), and is under the careful guidance of native sons Mike Cooper and Yanni (John) Placourakis.
March 2, 2012

Toastmaster General

Michael Notaro walked into his first Toastmasters meeting in 1985. A senior at UC Berkeley at the time, Notaro was hoping to pick up pointers on how to deliver a graduation speech.
March 2, 2012

Where It's At

Cool cats and swanky kittens, rockabilly swells and sweet little vintage gals might unify around these few truths: the foot-tapping appeal of a swinging boogie-woogie beat, the swagger of bold and brassy sax solo and the eternal appeal of a blues woman’s sultry wail, rounding the bend of heartbreak and pine, right at the mighty junction of Ruth Brown and Etta James.
March 2, 2012

Picture This

Alameda is well-known for its classical Victorian homes, but you don’t often hear about domiciles that seem to be a strange combination of something from the Old West and a Caribbean bungalow.
March 2, 2012

Take 5

At the age of 14, Amy Abels started working in her family business as a waitress. Since her father’s retirement nine years ago and after graduating from the California Culinary Academy and the Culinary Institute of America, Abels has been running Grand Catering, well, rather grandly.
March 2, 2012