The public is invited to an evening of salve and ointment making tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Herbal-Gypsy Bath & Body and Feathered Outlaw. The boutique’s monthly make-and-take events are hosted by Melissa Rivers, the mastermind behind Herbal Gypsy Bath & Body products. 

Each event is unique. For $25 (per event) attendees receive the ingredients, skills and one-on-one coaching to design their own custom scents and body product blends in the workshop. Snacks and beverages are also included.  


For many of us ancient Baby Boomers, Labor Day is simply another wistful milestone on the grisly journey to Geezerville. Lamentably, on this Labor Day, some of us are too old and infirm to work. Lots of us have seen our once-lucrative job skills rendered obsolete by technology.

As the late, great Alameda pundit Dennis Green often said, “Geezerville ain’t for sissies!”


Senior care experts and AEC Living CEO and COO, Lauren Zimmerman Cook and Stephen Zimmerman, now lead the 47-year old Alameda-based AEC Living senior community and elder care business they’ve taken over from their father, Christian Zimmerman. Chris started AEC Living in 1971 with a single facility, which has grown to two independently operated assisted-living and memory-care communities, a 55-and-older senior co-housing community, a home care services and an outpatient Medicare-approved senior wellness and therapy agency.


This fall’s election campaign will offer Alamedans a glimpse into how national right-wing attempts to undercut democracy can play out locally. 

Alamedans in Charge and the Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) have begun their attack on the city’s governance and our elected Councilmembers, as well as labor unions and renters using the rhetoric of “civility,” “property rights” and decrying “corruption” at City Hall.


What a shame. What a loss.

The latest person to give a departure notice to the City of Alameda is Base Reuse and Transportation Planning Director Jennifer Ott. She is going to serve the City of Hayward as its deputy city manager. She takes with her 13 years of institutional knowledge and experience that will be sorely missed in Alameda.