When Jeff Bridge first heard about the opening for a manager at Ploughshares Nursery, he “leapt at the chance,” he says. “I had worked in mainstream nurseries for awhile and I had volunteered with invasive species eradication projects along creeks and beaches.
Thom Lafferty, photographer, painter, and sculptor, died in his home in Alameda on April 15 at age 89. His two-man show at the Alameda Museum in February capped a career spanning six decades with exhibitions in galleries on both coasts.
Any middle-aged men out there up for a tennis challenge? Former Alameda resident, ex-cop, and tennis world-record holder Rob Peterson is and has embarked upon his goal to be the oldest man—at age 54—to beat a Top 100 men’s player from the Association of Tennis Professionals tour.
When Café Q opened in January 2012, Thu-Huong Nguyen and her brother Minh Nguyen, an architect, envisioned nearby Alameda High School students as a primary customer base for the Encinal Avenue fast-casual service restaurant offering a healthy-choices concept.