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Hopi Breton Lets Her Sculptures Become Her Voice

The Alameda sculptor is a master manipulator of artistic material.
March 13, 2019

Readers Speak Out About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease sufferers sympathize with Shona Curley’s Lyme disease article and express frustration over how little is known about diagnosing and treating it.
March 8, 2019

The Ocean Cleanup Fails on Its First Effort

The device, known as Wilson, was towed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to Hilo Bay in Hawaii in December after hitting snags on its maiden voyage, but the Alameda company that sent it is vowing to continue the plastic cleanup mission.
March 5, 2019

Alameda Point Park Moves Closer to Reality

The Navy’s cleanup of an old airfield, known as Site 32, is nearing completion, paving the way for a new park and wetlands.
March 4, 2019

Classic Cocktail Classification Depends

East Bay Bartenders are reinventing classic cocktails with interesting twists that make them more appealing than their original iterations.
March 4, 2019

A Measure of a Community’s Compassion

The Alameda City Council wants to turn a piece of land near Crab Cove into a center that helps homeless people. But neighbors have forced a special election to block it.
March 1, 2019

Haight, Politics, and the Carnegie Library Prompt Comments

Readers recall the school’s renaming campaign, Marily Ezzy Ashcraft’s mayoral rise, and the good old days at the library.
February 19, 2019

Photography and Writing Project Recognizes Alameda Teachers

Photographer Anne Kohler and sophomore Joy Diamond team up for Teachers of Alameda, an essay and social media project to support and advocate for Island teachers.
February 13, 2019

Oakland Schools Go Back to the Future With Vo-Tech

Oakland has revitalized its vocational tech programs, recognizing that the “college-for-all” craze failed to train youth for well-paying, skilled-trades jobs.
February 13, 2019

Skilled-Trades Education Makes a Comeback

OUSD is re-thinking vocational education training, giving it a new name and new resources to enable students to earn good wages at good blue-collar jobs.
February 11, 2019
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