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Shopping Therapy on the Island

Take 5

Tim Herndon and James Cook have had their antique store, Good, Better, Best, on Encinal Avenue for almost 13 years. Herndon talks about some exciting changes they’ve made to their business and shares with us some lesser-known tidbits.

Fifty Shades of Gray Loft

Late in 2011, Jan Watten looked around her studio in Oakland’s Jingletown neighborhood, just over the High Street Bridge from Alameda, and realized how “open and beautiful and gallerylike” the space was.

About Alameda, Lisbon

You can’t take BART to Alameda, California. But you can definitely take the metro to Alameda, Portugal—it’s a neighborhood in Lisbon.

Retail Therapy

Unique One-Stop Shopping for Everyone on Your List

Around the Town

What are 5 to 6 feet tall, green and sparkling, and dance their way into the hearts of millions every holiday season?

Major Medallions

Thankfully for 10-year-old Ellina Bartholomew Couts of Alameda’s Frank Otis Elementary School, she doesn’t have to worry about the days when stagecoach travel between Oakland and Orinda was tedious at best and fatal at worst when the first tunnel’s dark, one-lane route opened in 1903.

Word on the Street

An Alameda Saturday


Like the discovery of the Daguerreotype photographic process, the invention of lithography was the result of a happy accident.