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Alameda News & Politics


Artist’s Paintbrush Shies Away From Nothing

Around the Town

Historic Alameda House Desperately Needs Repairs

Quick and Easy Getaways

Living in the Bay Area means being surrounded by beaches, harbors and mountains that make great weekend trips.


Scott Wolland, the new executive director of Bay Area Wilderness Training—an Oakland-based group that helps get urban youth out into the woods—has 19 years of outdoor education experience and is passionate about connecting kids with the Bay Area’s spectacular, and easily accessible, outdoors.

Animals’ Best Friend

Mim Carlson, executive director of the Alameda Animal Shelter, has a soft spot for anything warm and fuzzy. Alameda, and especially its homeless pets, are lucky to be the recipient of her expertise and passion as an animal advocate.

The Six Questions

Deanna Pervis, Ghirardelli Chocolate product developer


Patricia Edith: Saved by Art

New and Improved

Maybe you’ve noticed the lovely new streetlights, with their towering posts and double globes.

And the Trainer Sez

I am worried, because the holidays are almost here, and I know they will be crammed. I want to get my exercise in and have family time, too, but I don’t want to gain weight. What should I do?

Back Where She Belongs

Rochelle Pola married into the Pola family, a family boasting ties to Alameda since 1902. She has lived on the Island for 40 years and can’t say enough about it.