Powdery mildew may well win the race for “most common problem in Alameda food gardens.”  Here’s what happens. 

A lot is happening on the West End this summer, so please mark your calendars now!
Rotary Club of Alameda kicked off the 2018 Concerts at the Cove last Friday. Two more concerts are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Fridays in July and August. Hundreds of visitors walked or biked to Crab Cove Visitors Center to enjoy the free family-friendly concert featuring one of the Bay Area’s best bands. 

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17. The Island’s downtown district is a great place for families to spend a memorable day with Dad.

Dad will have a blast spending an afternoon or evening in Downtown Alameda. There’s plenty of activities to choose from. Treat Dad to the latest blockbuster movie at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex, challenge him to a classic video arcade game (the kind he played as a kid) at High Scores Arcade or stop in for a round of golf or slot car racing at Subpar Miniature Golf.


I’ve been thinking about extinction recently, my own in the foreseeable future and that of the species with whom we share the Earth. Personal extinction is the natural end to life and so is the extinction of a species. The dinosaurs are gone but life rolls on unabated. Evolution adapts species (not individuals) to changing circumstances and when those circumstances change again many species cannot adapt and go extinct.


On Jan. 17, 1957, I left Underwater Demolition Team 12, in Coronado, Calif., and two days later arrived in Alameda. I have heard and learned, through experience, the meaning of the phrase, “Only in Alameda.”