Health Matters

 

A second community workshop with the title “Planning for a Healthy Economy in Alameda” has been set for Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Alameda High School Cafeteria at 2201 Encinal Ave. (The entrance to the cafeteria is near the intersection of Central Avenue and Walnut Street.)

The workshop will discuss the city’s Economic Development Strategic Plan that provides a roadmap for the city’s efforts on topics like job growth and retention, retail and restaurants, commercial development, tourism and other important issues. 

 

 

When someone with Medicare finds his or her way to my office phone, it’s often because of a complicated and snarly issue that’s going to take time to fix. However, it’s sometimes a Medicare beneficiary who found my number somewhere and called for some basic help in understanding their coverage. I love those calls because I have a quick and easy answer for folks like that. 

 

Last year while facing a record-breaking drought, a homeowner association on Bay Farm Island decided to do its part and take action. The community of more than 400 homes known as the Casitas Alameda Homeowners’ Association replaced 25,000 square feet of water-intensive lawn at Verdemar Drive and Catalina Avenue with new landscaping that saves water, increases biodiversity and prevents stormwater runoff. 

 

The Alameda Free Library is proud to welcome local East Bay author Nathanael Johnson this Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. for a Talk and Walk, as part of the Libraries Outside program

Johnson will speak about his book Unseen City, and then lead a walk to help residents learn how to see and explore small wonders even in the most civilized areas of a town. Unseen City has been praised in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post and by the Associated Press as a “modern classic of nature writing.”

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