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Alameda News & Politics

Word on the Street

With Target opening a store in October at the Alameda Landing Shopping Center, how do you feel about this chain retailer coming to town?

Half Moon Bay Escape

For the weekend traveler, Half Moon Bay gives the impression that every moment here has been scripted for Pacific Ocean encounters of every kind.

Take 5: Catching Up With a Busy M.D.

Dr. Lloyd Takao has been a pediatrician for more than 30 years, practicing at Primary Pediatric Medical Group in Alameda for three years.

Fowl Fun

If you’re curious about raising backyard chickens—but you’re not quite sure how to house or care for them—you won’t want to miss the 5th Annual Alameda Coop Tour on May 5.

Faith and Community

Less than a year ago, Rabbi Barnett Brickner, his wife, Erin, and their four children happily landed in Alameda via Columbus, Ohio.

Altarena Turns 75

The Altarena Playhouse on High Street is celebrating three-quarters of a century in Alameda this year, with a gala, a museum exhibition, and a new historical library of theater.

Motivationally Speaking

Our 10-year-old daughter is resistant to physical education class. We’ve noticed at home that she is not as active as she used to be and says she doesn’t want to exercise when we encourage her to play outside.


Rebecca Stees, director of the popular Alameda ARt Yowza camps, is celebrating 10 years of teaching kids what she likes to call “creative confidence” through her engaging and innovative art camps.

Helping Hands

When Alameda resident Virginia Darrow was first asked to volunteer with the Alameda Food Bank’s Perishable Food Program, she remembers feeling reluctant.

The 6 Questions: Randy Denton

Randy Denton