Grace Crunican was running through her standard list of questions: What do you think of BART? Are the trains on time? Are they clean? How about the stations? Do you feel safe?
When venturing out for a night of Ecstatic Dance, your getting-ready routine will be a bit different. You do not need flashy clothing to pass the red rope, a pocket of cash to impress everyone at the bar, or pick-up lines to prove your unstoppable charm. It’s not that kind of party.
The hospital landscape in Alameda County looks very different these days.
A few years ago in Alameda, I strolled the length of Park Street on a summer afternoon and then did the same on Webster Street the next day. I jotted down impressions on the vibe of both thoroughfares and took copious notes about what the streetscapes looked like and who walked and shopped and hung out on the main drags.
Greetings from Oakland! displays historic postcards collected by Gary Lenhart at AlamedaInfo.com. To view more postcards, or contribute to this collection, visit the website.
For librarian Gerry Garzon, there is nothing more important than reading.“
That's How I Am
The gatherings are great but participants need to cleanup after themselves.
Letters and Facebook posts.
At noon there’s no sign of them. By 1:30 p.m., a couple of coolers have arrived. When 3 o’clock rolls around, the grills are lit and smoking, the beers are chilling, and the Rémys unscrewed, and music is erupting along the water from Borden Way to Wayne Avenue. This is the new Sunday afternoon scene at Lake Merritt: a boisterous, crowd-filled departure from the grassy goose playground it usually is.