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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.

Amy Wooldridge Wants You to Volunteer

The Alameda Recreation and Parks director thinks a boost in volunteerism can do worlds of good for the Island.

43 East Bay Residents Who Made a Difference

We bid farewell to 43 individuals with local roots who died in 2014 and honor the fascinating and full lives they led in this remembrance.

How Do You Contend With Alameda’s Raccoon Problem?

Residents discuss this critter conundrum

If the Shoe Fits, Adorn It

Local teenager gets creative with high-top designs.