Feature Articles

Things Haven’t Changed Much

May 14,2020

In this 1918 photo courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library, a San Francisco police officer confronts a man in public for not wearing a facemask. The Spanish flu pandemic 102 years ago, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic believed to be caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus.

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Marla Koss &nbsp&nbsp On July 9, 2019, two grafts of a 4-in-1 pluot tree collapsed from the weight of the fruit, several weeks before it was mature enough to ripen off the tree. The branches (grafts) were repaired, but the fruit was lost. This year, the tree’s crop is very scant.

Thin Excess Fruit Now to Improve This Year’s Crop

May 14,2020

In a time of food insecurity, what could be more inviting than a tree covered in fruit? Then again, sometimes the gods can be too kind. Overly generous fruit loads have a way of breaking branches and yielding small, poor-quality fruit if not managed in a timely manner. 

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City Releases Final Design for Clement

May 14,2020

The City of Alameda has been working for several years to redesign Clement Avenue and the Cross Alameda Trail from Alameda Point to the Fruitvale Bridge. Parts of the trail are complete, parts are under construction and parts are still in the planning phase. 

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