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Best and Worst Gifts

Roosters, scooters, frogs, and kittens are on the list of Alamedans’ favorite and not-so-favorite presents.

BART Would be Good for Alameda

Alameda’s Rev. Beth Foote of Fremont’s St. Anne’s Episcopal Church likes what BART could mean for the Island.

Rich Ross Has a Thing for Octopuses

A Cal Academy senior scientist studies the larger Pacific striped octopuses, sometimes in his at-home Alameda Lab.

Their Favorite Dishes

What’s your go-to Alameda restaurant dish?

Preparations for the Big One

Alamedans confess to varying states of preparedness when it comes to earthquake planning.

Susan Dunn Lobbies for Performance Space

The development director for Island City Opera says more venues for artists would make Alameda a better place.

Win or Lose, the Key to the Raiders’ Identity is Found in the Parking Lot

Nothing says Oakland like chilling and grilling at the Coliseum on a Raiders game day.

Weighing in on Alameda’s Potholes and Sidewalks

Residents offer a mixed bag of suggestions on the state or the city’s streets and walkways.

Alameda, Post-Punk Paradise

How did our Mayberry by the Bay become a mecca for so many misfits, outcasts, and rebels?

Alameda Backyard Growers Urges People to Plant

Amanda Bruemmer is active in an organization that teaches the power of growing your own food.