Feature Articles

Al Fresco Dining Open on Webster

Sep 10,2020

The Fireside Lounge, the Hunter Public House and Calafia Taqueria have teamed up with the West Alameda Business Association and the West End Arts and Entertainment District to create the Al Fresco Dining Park at Wester Street and Taylor Avenue. They presented their first live show last Friday.

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Charles Kuchel & Emil Dresel, Lithographers &nbsp&nbsp In 1855, the Methodist church built this school in the Federalist style complete with a portico and a cupola. The two-story building that stood on College Avenue housed a dormitory and classrooms.

What’s in a Name? College Avenue

Sep 10,2020

Homeowners on College Avenue own property with a chain of title that stretches back to San Francisco Sheriff and Texas Ranger Jack Hays and his deputy sheriff and fellow Texas Ranger, John Caperton.

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Hans Siebert &nbsp&nbsp  Hundreds of people crowded Crown Beach over the Labor Day weekend despite COVID-19 warnings about social distancing and wearing face coverings when outside places they reside.

Beachgoers Flout COVID-19 Protocols

Sep 10,2020

Scorching weather attracted people to Crown Beach over the Labor Day weekend. Most beachgoers ignored Alameda County’s face-covering and social-distancing mandates.

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Dena Anderson &nbsp&nbsp Gardeners can create their own shelter-in-place memories using vegetable grown in their own back yards.

Harvests: Past and Present

Sep 10,2020

Harvest. In our supermarket-surrounded and 24-hour mini-mart available lives, many of us have lost the concept of what this word once meant. My grandfather, however, was thrilled when as a teenager a century ago he and his brother worked with a crew on a gas-powered hay baler.

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The New Normal

Sep 03,2020

Diners on Park Street enjoy take-out from the Town Tavern menu while pedestrians in their masks stroll by, some carrying coffee. Both Park and Webster street have adjusted to the new normal with sidewalk dining.

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Don’t Send Old Mattresses to Landfill

Sep 03,2020

Your old mattress doesn’t have to end up in a landfill. When a mattress and box spring gets recycled, the steel, foam, fiber and wood become new products. Like steel beams, industrial filters, carpet padding and even mulch for your garden.

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AUSD Offers Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Sep 03,2020

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the national school lunch program, school breakfast program, and/or the afterschool snack program through June 30, 2021.

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Courtesy Photo &nbsp&nbsp Volunteers load food into a car at the drive-through food bank.

Food Bank to Remain at Alameda Point

Sep 03,2020

What was supposed to be a temporary relocation of the Alameda Food Bank (AFB) has moved its operations to its warehouse on Alameda Point is looking like a much longer-term arrangement.

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AFD Offers Safety Help

Sep 03,2020

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Write a Compelling Essay and Help Animal Shelter Win $100,000

Aug 27,2020

From longer walks to cozier naps and all the happy moments in between, pets make our lives better. Have you or your family adopted a pet from Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS)? If so, the Petco Foundation wants to hear how your pet has rocked your world.

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