Another “Best of ” issue [“Best of Food & Drink 2005,”November 2005]. Not an original idea, and what makes you at Alameda Magazine feel you should determine which food is the best? Why promote favoritism and animosity among the restaurants, and why are the Park Street restaurants always named? Very few West End businesses are chosen.
Open your eyes and please see Alameda as a whole island, not just a small, narrow street.
I’ve always enjoyed Gina Jaber’s column, which always reads like a hospitable conversation over a cup of coffee or two. In the past, it was nice to know I could turn to the back page of each issue to find her fast.
But I’ve got to say that your recent use of that final page for visual and spiritual stimulation for Alamedia is outstanding. Especially the painting and poem on bay crossings by ferry boat [“Sunset Mediation,”November 2005]. The painting simultaneously provides an inimitable vision of why we love living here and evokes deep feelings of the inevitable transience tucked deep within every one of us.The poem is its perfect complement.
Issue by issue, I’ll gladly leaf through the preceding pages for my Gina fix. Better yet, I will look her up in your table of contents. But now I have a brand new reason to begin at the back of your book.
First Presbyterian Church
I just picked copies of the Alameda Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue [December 2005] and wanted to thank you for all your efforts with Crystal Terry, M.D. The photo of her on the cover is wonderful. She is thrilled— she’s sending the issue to her mom.
Alameda Hospital Director of Community Relations
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