Whats Hot - Whats Not



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What's Hot

HERE’S WHAT ALAMEDANS SAY THEY LOVE MOST:
“…Friendly people,weather, proximity to San Francisco, architecture, the beach,a sense of community, diversity, the parks, tree-lined streets, the kid-friendly atmosphere, ability to walk everywhere, it’s a safe place to live, views of San Francisco and the Bay, friends and family nearby, the slower pace,a dogfriendly community, ferry service to the City, local pride, growing businesses, peace, Island living, the Bay Trail, bike paths, bird migrations, boats, bridges, finding small stores on side streets, it’s flat, the golf course, knowing people everywhere you go, landscaping and lagoons, local live theater like Altarena and ACLO, a new library, Mastick Senior Center, passing the parcel tax for schools and teachers, quaint shops, the sandcastle contest, sea life, the shoreline, sunshine,a variety of ethnic restaurants, the water and the wonderful changes on Webster Street.”

What's Not


HERE ARE A FEW THINGS ALAMEDANS LIKE THE LEAST:
“…Traffic, street parking, crowds, high real estate prices, public transportation, ugly apartment buildings, politics, those who don’t invest in the community or their homes, (no) access to the freeway (when bridges are up), dirty streets,boom boxes, increase in homeless on the street,movie theater issue, juvenile crime, no dogs on the beach, racism, rising cost of living, rude and loud people, fast-food restaurants, urban sprawl, small-mindedness, speeding drivers, speeding tickets, the building department,‘tacky’ entry to Alameda, taking too long to develop South Shore and Webster Street and weedy Shore Line beach.”
—JP