Editorial

Christmas Gift Delivery May Change, Says Santa

Dec 17,2015

Santa-followers throughout the world were thrilled to learn that he and his new chief elf, Quaznor, may soon speak to them from the North Pole via videoconference. A specific time for the event was not disclosed.

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Development Endangers 45-Acre Alameda Marina

Dec 17,2015

I think that it’s important to get the word out that one of Alameda’s most recognized locations is in danger of being bulldozed and replaced by high-density townhomes and condominiums. I’m talking about the Alameda Marina.

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Shootings Bring Sudden, Tragic, Surreal Losses

Dec 17,2015

I try to understand and comprehend mass shootings at schools, movie theaters, homes, churches, community centers and businesses but I am not at all successful. What is it like to be in a room where someone is indiscriminately shooting people?

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Rent Board Must Implement Changes

Dec 17,2015

For more than a year, Mayor Trish Spencer and the City Council have insisted that the Rent Review Advisory Committee (RRAC) is to play a key role in easing the rent crisis in Alameda. 

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Courtesy photo  The benefits of massage are clear to those who have experienced them

How Massage Benefits Us

Dec 17,2015

The most common reason individuals seek to receive a massage is they desire relaxation. Whether they are experiencing mental, emotional or physical stress, massage therapy is a great way to initiate or aid in the healing process. 

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Courtesy photo  Safia Pigott, Abby Hayton, and Vivian, Daniel, and Evan Pell proudly show off their holiday spirit, as captured in their painstakingly decorated gingerbread houses.

Local Kids Get a Taste of Holiday History

Dec 10,2015

Recently the news has been full of reports about terror and violence. The cause is often ethnic and religious differences. For a refreshing change of pace, here is some good news about our youth here in the East End of Alameda. 

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‘Tis the Season at the Frank Bette Center

Dec 10,2015

The Frank Bette Center’s wheels of organization and creativity have been spinning for months in preparation for their current annual holiday boutique. Lots of red and green and sparkle have transformed the center into an inviting showplace for gifts galore, ranging in price from $3 to $200.

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Courtesy photo  Alameda resident Bryan Schwartz has penned Scattered among Nations that describes isolated Jewish communities throughout the world.

Book Explores Jewish Diversity

Dec 10,2015

On Dec. 8, Bryan Schwartz released Scattered among the Nations, a collection of photos and stories from the world’s most isolated Jewish communities.

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