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Alameda News & Politics

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

Flights of Five

In California, wine tasting was once a rural experience. Oenophiles would trek up to Napa or Sonoma, braving dusty roads in daylight to sample sips before 6 p.m. closings.
November 1, 2012

Media Shelf

New Bay Area Music & Books
November 1, 2012

Word On The Street

What type of food truck would you like to see come to Alameda?
August 31, 2012

Where It's At

Jayn (just Jayn) is an anonymously famous resident of Alameda. You wouldn’t recognize her face, but you might know her voice.
August 31, 2012

Chuck Wagons

We were just starting to feel a little behind the times in the Island City, while other cities around us flaunted their gourmet food trucks and hipster appeal.
August 31, 2012

Vintage Clothes, Futuristic Wheels

A former Oakland-based fashion retailer has recently planted its roots on Park Street.
August 31, 2012