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Alameda News & Politics

Walk the Walk

Be crafty by joining do-it-yourself events.

Sewing Room & Style Lounge

From the outside, The Sewing Room & Style Lounge looks like an old-fashioned dress shop, complete with a chalkboard sign and a mannequin with a lovely wrap dress.

Gear Up

Hoping to continue to encourage people to get out of their cars and onto their feet or bikes, two local organizations, BikeAlameda and Pedestrian Friendly Alameda, have joined forces and planned a series of fun and informative events leading up to National Bike to Work Day May 9.

Do Gooders

Out of the Classroom But Still Teaching Full Time

Pedal Pushers

Alameda boasts the longest swimming beach in Alameda County, a 6-mile bike path around Bay Farm Island, the state’s first protected marine area, a 25-mph speed limit, totally flat roads and some fantastic restaurants.

Media Shelf

Books from the Bay Area

Wool Into Yarn

Jennie Van Heuit and Betsy Brazy are talking about spinning.

Q & A: Game on for GameChanger

Alamedan Larry Popelka is CEO of GameChanger Products LLC, a local business that helps companies first develop innovative products and then test market them to live consumers in real stores.

Take 5: Boutique Shopping

Before opening Lilac Dress Boutique, London-born Pilar Burlingham worked at small and large retail institutions including Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bloomingdale’s.

Word on the Street

Alameda has so many great restaurants in terms of quality and ethnic diversity.