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App-solutely

Alamedans describe their favorite apps.

Cat Brewer Brings Deafness to Performers’ Attention

The Alameda resident is making a documentary on the intersection of entertainers accommodating deaf patrons at live performances.

Sylvia Chesson Creates Fused-Glass Artworks

Her sculptures, functional pieces, and glass paintings are impressionistic reflections of life experiences.

Worth a Twirl

Architect Sabrina Cazarez opens a business where kids can play as they paint, build, sing, dance, swing, or read.

On Safe Ground

An informal poll reveals Alamedans feel safe on the Island.

Mouse or Fairy Doors Spring Up in Alameda

An anonymous Bay Farm dad starts an urban art movement of tiny doors hitting the curbs, trees, and public spaces on the Island and spreads a little whimsy.

Christine Chilcott Needs Teachers’ Help

Paying teachers skilled in Common Core to train their counterparts outside the classroom is one way to better assist learners

Books Inspire the Cocktails of Nick Petrulakis

Bookseller Nick Petrulakis has a bit of a side gig going. He likes cocktails, he likes books, and what could be a more natural pairing?

Making Contact Uses Radio to Amplify the Voiceless

Giving voices to the voiceless is the primary goal of Making Contact, a 29-minute public affairs program produced by the National Radio Project in Oakland.

Thoughts on Technology Use

Everyone loves technology, but use it with reason. If it interferes or overwhelms, dial it down.