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  • Aaron Colyer citation
    Veteran Cited by Alameda Police to Organize Homelessness March
    A United States Marine Corps veteran cited in July by Alameda Police for sleeping in his van is fighting the $480 ticket, and organizing a march in Oakland to raise awareness of the criminalization of homelessness on the day of his hearing.Barbara...
  • Burning ship
    Squatting dangerous due to rise in real estate prices
    By 1853 squatting in San Francisco had become much more dangerous and far more frequent than ever before due to an extraordinary rise in real estate prices. While it never became as threatening as in Sacramento, where violent riots had occurred...
  • Tibetan Rights Protesters Shutdown Chinese Celebration at Alameda City Hall
    Tibetan Rights Protesters Shutdown Chinese Celebration at Alameda City Hall
    Yesterday, Tibetan rights groups held a protest at Alameda City Hall, forcing the cancellation of a planned ceremony to recognize the People's Republic of China national holiday, National Day.After the event was cancelled, protesters held a...
  • Sorrow Church and the Funeral Kings at The Fireside Lounge: September 29th, 2013
    Sorrow Church and the Funeral Kings at The Fireside Lounge: September 29th, 2013
    Remember last week, when you learned Alameda is actually a really cool place to see live music? That only became more clear this week, so take note: a really great show went down on September 29th (that's last Sunday night), when Funeral Kings...
  • Fangs on Fur, Roadside Memorial at John Patrick's: September 21st, 2013
    Fangs on Fur, Roadside Memorial at John Patrick's: September 21st, 2013
    It was a night to remember across the bay on Saturday night -- no, really, it was. You may not have realized it, but John Patrick's (yes, the dive bar) in Alameda was the place to be, with three excellent west coast bands — Fangs on Fur,...
  • Livermore and wine, a California classic
    Two of Bay Area's best sommeliers are in Livermore, California
    Livermore, California is less than one hour from San Francisco's Bay Bridge, right in the heart of the East Bay's wine country.Less well known than Napa Valley, Livermore is home to Wente, the nation's oldest continually operating...
  • Leland Traiman, candidate for the Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors.
    Hospital board candidate claims censorship by Alameda League of Women Voters
    Leland Traiman, a candidate for the City of Alameda Health Care District board, says the Alameda League of Women Voters is trying to censor him by forcing him to edit his candidate statement and refusing to post it on the League's Smart Voter...
  • Alameda Unified School District Trustee Trish Spencer at a campaign kick-off event in September 2012.
    Bontanistas draw swords but can't skewer Alameda school board incumbent
    Earlier today, the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee endorsed incumbent Trish Spencer for the Alameda Unified School Board of Trustees in the upcoming general election. This, despite the best efforts of her enemies.One local blogger, a...
  • Faction
    Two new breweries with taprooms on the horizon
    The Bay Area is blessed with quite a few good breweries. There are two more on the horizon you should be excited about: Altamont Beer Works, a brand-new but still equipment-less brewery in Livermore, and Faction Brewing, well-known brewer Rodger...
  • Map of Alameda 1878
    Offers of help for the vigilantes
    With Fort Gunnybags prepared for an attack by the enemies of the vigilantes, the committee turned it’s attention to the many and various offers of sympathy and assistance from the interior of the state, as the effect and influence of the...
  • Oikos school shooting
    Oikos University school shooting, Oakland, California (video)
    In Oakland, California, a man went on the rampage at Oikos University, killing seven people.The school is located in Alameda, near Oakland International Airport. The location is in the San Francisco Bay Area.That man, said to a heavy-set Korean...
  • Garbage dumps are a thing of the past
    Northern California recycling: Alameda, Kings and Placer counties
    California may be one of the most progessive of the 50 United States, but Californians still have a long way to go in helping clean up this corner of the world. Depending on where one lives in northern California, there are different regulations...
  • Flea Markets filled with vintage textiles and linens
    Flea Markets filled with vintage textiles and linens
    Flea markets are the most remarkable place to discover vintage fabrics and embellishments complete with all the possibilities for re-working, re-purposing and re-using. Every time I’m at Alameda, I swing by Euro-Linens – www.euro...
  • Phyllis Diller, comedian (2007)
    Sunday Steeple Chase 12
    Readers had no problem identifying the church profiled in last week’s Sunday Steeple Chase. The red doors and castle-like appearance of San Francisco’s historic Trinity Episcopal Church on Bush Street were a dead giveaway. Instructions...
  • MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
    Eye from the Aisle: MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS at Altarena --superior talent & LOL
    MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, now at the Altarena Playhouse in Alameda on High St., is a well-directed and well-acted three-man drama. Director Stewart Lyle, himself an Equity actor, has had his second success with this triangular formula, having done...