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Marvin Dalander Paints Around the World

Landmarks from Italy, France, Spain, and Mexico make their way into this 80-year-old oil painter’s works.

Hidden Gems Revealed

Alamedans tout bocce ball, Julie’s, and the former Navy base are among residents’ favorite treasures.AD CATEGORY: News & Politics

City Planner Andrew Thomas Urges Young Alamedas to Speak Up

One municipal employee wants the next generation to be informed so they can intelligently affect the planning process.

Life Lessons from George Jones

A daughter shares what her larger-than-life, freewheeling dad taught her about enjoying life just in time for Father’s Day.

Mike Restivo Is High on Aviation

As a volunteer at the Oakland Aviation museum, this retired United Airlines maintenance trainer shares nonstop enthusiasm for all things flight related.

Alameda Freemasons Changes with the Times

At the core of today’s Freemasonry—a fraternal club that goes back to the medieval guilds for craftsmen—is community service, and the Island City Lodge embraces its many types of members.

Matthew Fox is Hopped Up About Alameda Island Brewing Company

A beer fan turns his hobby into a career with a new Park Street brewery.

Alameda Peeps are Unstoppably Generous

Alameda Peeps raises money and more for the community, thanks to the able hand of a strong moderator who took on the task in the spring.

Laurie Wagner Makes Writing Accessible

This Alamedan is a writing teacher, writing coach, author, and artist, but she is best defined by an extraordinary creative spirit.

Parks, Animals Top Favorite Charities List

Alamedans are big on Alameda Point Collaborative, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, Citizens League for Airport Safety and Serenity, Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and the St. Vincent dePaul Society.