Feature Articles


According to sources with RentLingo, an apartment search site, the recently launched Charm Index has shown Alameda is the most charming city among those surveyed. 

According to the Charm Index, Alameda ranked as the number one most charming small city in the U.S. among cities with populations between 75,000 and 200,000. Alameda took first place followed by San Mateo and Cambridge.

The index is defined using information on local businesses, crime, local lifestyles. Find out more at www.rentlingo.com.


Alameda-based Terecita L. Dean, DDS, NMD, is a native of the Bahamas and a cross-disciplinary dentist and naturopath. In her book The Genesis of Whole Body Health, Dean extracts information from her childhood, exposure to bush medicine in the Bahamas, her practice and general knowledge to explore the connection between the oral environment and integrative health care.


Encinal High graduate returns as keynote speaker

Memorial Day in Alameda has long been commemorated with a ceremony at Veterans Park near the Bay Farm Island Bridge on Veterans Court. The annual ceremony is set for Monday, May 30, at 11 a.m.

This year’s keynote speaker is Patrick Harris who graduated Encinal High School in 1966. Chief Harris retired from public service in 2003, serving as the first chief of staff of the Maritime and Land Security Office of the Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security. 


On Friday, March 25, 22 current and former Wood Middle School art and band students (ranging from seventh grade to freshman year of high school) took off from San Francisco International Airport, accompanied by four Wood teachers, Ms. Shepard, Mr. Ponsaran, Mr. Reis and Ms. Verduin. After a layover in Frankfurt, Germany, we finally arrived in Madrid, Spain the next day.


A World War I Red Cross nurse reaches out from across the room to visitors of the recently completed gallery at the Alameda Museum. The artist who drew her likeness was famous for his drawings of women. His “Fisher Girl” and “American Girl” became the epitome of beauty in America during the early part of the 20th century,” the website AskArt tells us. This artist, Harrison Fisher, spent much of his youth in Alameda with his parents, artist Hugo and Adelaide Fisher, and his brother Hugo.