People move to the Bay Area for many reasons, among them: work, its unique social life and the fantastic natural beauty of California. But for gardeners who find themselves living here a greater secret awaits, for Alameda has not two, but three growing seasons. In addition to the early and late-summer plantings, the Island’s gentle climate also allows a winter-season garden.

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.

Handcrafted small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites prepared by local chefs await guests as they stroll through Alameda’s historic district at the third Annual Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll on Friday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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.