I was saddened by the news of the death of [former U.S. Rep] Pete [Stark] (“Local Deaths,” Jan. 30). He was an honest, principled, moral man. Below I’ve transcribed a letter he wrote to me in response to one I had sent to him lauding his courage to admit he did not believe in God. 

I read with interest the article that Laura Thomas (“Island Progressives Comprise Majority,” Jan. 23) wrote. I disagree with her on many of the issues mentioned. I don’t believe that the majority of Alamedans are radical progressives. In fact, the majority of Alamedans are not involved and sometimes uninformed. A small, vocal number have made protesting at City Council meetings this their social activity. Unfortunately, many Alamedans just don’t have the time to engage.

Woman, minority-owned CBD company brings hemp-derived beauty products to Alameda

Malaya Botanicals has opened its first brick-and-mortar location at 1542 Webster St. This marks the first CBD company to open a physical location in Alameda, signalling the continued growth of the CBD industry.

Dear Assemblymember Bonta:
I am writing today to share with you the anticipated impact of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) on Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW), a 501c3 nonprofit based in Alameda. 

I am concerned about the vague wording of Bill AB5 which leaves our organization in limbo regarding how to handle the payment of performing artists, production crews and other contractors that RCW hires on an ad-hoc basis to provide cultural arts programming and youth arts education opportunities to the East Bay community. 

A Magickal Little Night Market, set for tomorrow night from 6 to 9 p.m., is a collaboration between Feathered Outlaw, local vendors and artisans featuring mystical wares to enhance Alameda’s West End Arts District. The Webster Street-based market began in October 2019, and has thrived each month, enhancing the 1500 block’s foot traffic by several hundred each evening.