Downtown Alameda is ever-changing when it comes to dining, learning, playing, relaxing or working. New possibilities are created each month as entrepreneurs find opportunities to open new businesses or find new locations as their businesses expand.

The Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) welcomes its newest members, which include the following:

In his recent column (“Is Bigger Better?,” July 26). Ashley Jones rightly claims, “Any Realtor … will tell you that the Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) reputation helps to sell property.” Let us be honest; what is implicit to this statement is that AUSD’s reputation increases property values. As a politically correct city we join the chant for “affordable housing” but as individuals, we demand top-of-the market prices when it comes time to sell off our own chunk of Brigadoon.

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The last two weeks, I have heard many people tell me they have stopped watching the news. They say they feel overwhelmed, scared, depressed and helpless. I have asserted for many months that I believed the political agenda is affecting people more than they are aware. 

Though colorectal cancer cases have been steadily decreasing for the past two decades, it remains the third-most-common cancer in both men and women — with 90 percent of cases in people age 50 or older.