Driving through Alameda, I see campaign signs alternating with piles of possessions left behind by people who can no longer afford to live in Alameda. The $600 additional unemployment benefits many people were surviving on ran out in July.
When Carrie opened her restaurant in Alameda, she took pride in serving customers recipes that were etched in her heart as a child. In March 2020, Carrie’s restaurant had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Carrie switched to take out and delivery services.