The Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother’s Day weekend tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. The outdoor street fair brings 150 art and craft vendors, mouth-watering festival food, local craft beer and premium wine sales, nonstop live music on multiple stage and an interactive kids’ area to the Island City. 

Festival-goers will enjoy a stroll in Alameda’s historic downtown district where unique shops, amazing restaurants and other businesses will also be offering event specials throughout the weekend, making it the perfect place to find a gift for Mom. 


American media rarely mention the climate consequences of industrial logging. I have researched and published on this subject, though it’s been a few years. Are you aware that the United States is responsible for 25 percent of global wood-product consumption? About one-third of that wood comes from Canada, including old growth in the boreal forest, courtesy of the Koch brothers’ subsidiaries.

The Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) annual fundraiser, The Farm to Table Luncheon, has been set for Saturday, May 19. APC invites Alamedans to come eat, celebrate and advocate for a great cause at the APC Farm. Supporting the less fortunate gives extra meaning to the words strength, home and kindness.


The Best of Alameda contest by Alameda Magazine is a highlight of the year that celebrates our Island City. The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) congratulates the following West Alameda businesses for being chosen among the Best of Alameda.

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A recent letter, (“McKay project doesn’t respect voters’ wishes,” April 19) from former Vice Mayor Barbara Thomas is misleading the public with the intent of denying vulnerable, medically fragile homeless seniors with a safe place to live out their lives and get much needed medical care. The letter pins opposition to helping homeless seniors on personal opinion that there is a voter mandate to turn the property into open space.

No such mandate exists. At almost every step the facts in the letter were wrong: