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 July-August 2012

July-August 2012

 

July-August 2012, Volume 11, Number 4

July-August Features

Guess Who's Cooking Dinner

by Derk Richardson

Kudos for a New Dining Concept

Best of Alameda 2012

by Dawn Adams | Judith M. Gallman | Keith Gleason | Karen Granados Gina Jaber | Renee Macalino Rutledge | Julia Park Tracey | Elisa Williams

Alameda is a great little island — great restaurants, great people, great neighborhoods, great schools, great shops, great culture.

July-August Departments

Out on the Town

July/August Calendar

Industrial Wasteland Paradise — With Beer!

by Rick Mitchell

You’re going to need a strong foundation for a day of beer and bicycling, so I recommend starting off with a hearty breakfast at the Oakland Grill at Third and Franklin.

Rooting for the Ayyads

by Anna Mindess

When I’m handed the menu in Zaki Kabob House, a cozy Middle Eastern restaurant on the Berkeley-Albany border, its pages of photographs, resembling a family scrapbook, pique my interest.

The Bay Area’s Other Museums

by Ann Leslie Davis

Tucked away in unlikely locations around the Bay is a treasure trove of institutions dedicated to the preservation of iconic oddities.

Dude Ranch Dreaming

by Ginny Prior

Montana’s mare-tailed sky stretches across the horizon like a Charles Russell painting, and the cowboys wear flannel like a second skin

The Little Drummer Boy

by Erika Mailman

She is now buried under a redstone marker near Millionaire Row in Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery, but Annie Glud lived a very colorful life. According to her, anyway.

Man vs. Nature

by Michael Singman-Aste

Marjorie Lynne Wagner — painter, photographer and poet — recently moved from a remote studio on Alameda Point to a space in Autobody Fine Art at 1517 Park St. “to get more into the thick of...

Where to Browse Now

by Karen Granados

Things, in addition to fireworks and the American flag, are popping up around Alameda this month. A new slew of retailers offer items at a good price, and one offers beautiful items worthy of...

A Life Well Spent

by Julia Park Tracey

acob Battersby, 36, is better known in the hip-hop world as Celsius 7 and also performs as part of Psychokinetics; he recently released his second solo album, Life Well Spent.

Look Who’s …

by Gina Jaber

Therese Hauer, a mother of four and a retired Alameda schoolteacher, says she’s “new” to town, as she has only lived in Alameda for 59 years.

Take 5

by Gina Jaber

Melissa Margolis is a local accupuncturist and Harvard grad who spent two years in medical school at UCSF.

Art Outlet

by Michael Singman-Aste

When Yellow Tail Japanese Bistro moved out of 1315 Park St., it left behind a potential venue too choice for some to pass up.

Overdue Concept

by Karen Granados

Tucked in the back of the main branch of the Alameda Free Library is a place where you won’t be shushed, but actually encouraged to eat, drink and talk.

Media Shelf

by Judith M. Gallman

Books from the Bay Area

The Six Questions

by Candace Murphy

Donna Fong, 45, barbecue pitmaster and molecular biologist

By the Numbers

by Bill Griffith

Alameda Naval Air Museum

Topic du Jour: Safe and Sound?

by Gina Jaber

Word on the street

For the Love of Animals

by Leigh Anne Oliver Gray

The city of Alameda and Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter began a new relationship on Jan. 1.

Secret Eats

by Julia Park Tracey

David Samiljan of Baron’s Meats and Poultry knows what carnivores like. He also knows what he likes: sustainably produced, hormone-free meat, poultry and house-made products like sausages and...

And the Trainer Sez

by Erin Kreitz Shirey

Running is fantastic for cardiovascular endurance — and for creating those strong legs that your neighbors will envy.

Aloha Ambience

by Julia Park Tracey

Ever wanted to strum your ukulele in public? Head on down to Island Hawaiian Studios for Alameda Kanikapila, a Hawaiian music jam session, held on the fourth Saturday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m....

Media Shelf - Music

by Julia Park Tracey & Derk Richardson

Music from the Bay Area