The Greater Alameda Business Association (GABA) is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of independent business in Alameda.  

Alameda Point will play host to a brand-new celebration of the arts on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The inaugural Animate Dance Festival — presented by the West End Arts and Entertainment District — is a free, outdoor dance festival that will bring together more than 150 performers representing more than 10 different movement styles. The event celebrates dance in all its forms and will take place at Alameda Point on West Red Line Avenue at Todd Street.

At a family reunion, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man, and has been for a decade or so. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a health plan she had before enrolling in Medicare.

When they turned to me, asking me to referee and declare which form of Medicare is better, I gave them a big smile and answered, “Well, it depends.”


Celebrate the silver anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show presented by General Auto Parts and NAPA on Saturday, Oct. 13! More than 400 classic vehicles of all types will be lined up along Park Street. The free one-day event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers fun for the entire family. 

Longtime City Treasurer, Auditor support candidates

This election year presents our city with tough choices that will potentially have long-term effects on the fiscal health and viability of our city. The recent budget update from city staff states the city’s condition very clearly: “Although the economic outlook for Alameda continues to improve, the city faces fiscal challenges and opportunities in the years ahead.”