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Like the discovery of the Daguerreotype photographic process, the invention of lithography was the result of a happy accident.
November 01, 2012

Goods for Less

The newest flea market in Alameda — the West End Flea Market at the College of Alameda — emphasizes the fun-loving spirit of traditional flea-market shopping.
November 01, 2012

Annex Expansion

Alameda’s fame as Mecca for antique lovers continues to grow.
November 01, 2012

Greens & Grains

You may have noticed a new vendor at The Marketplace: Greens & Grains opened its doors in summer and has been dishing up quality salads, sides and main courses since then.
November 01, 2012

Greener Than Green

The staff at Ploughshares Nursery at Alameda Point has made do with a 10-by-10-foot shed, kindly built as a gift from an Eagle Scout.
November 01, 2012

And the Trainer Sez

Help a girlfriend out, please! I finally joined the gym and am confused by the new cardio classes — Tabata, HIIT and 321 to name a few. What happened to Step Class? I just want to lose some pounds.
November 01, 2012

Diary of a Rebel Girl

When Doris Murphy was 15, she wrote, “I hope no one ever reads my diaries."
November 01, 2012

Coffee

Mayra Orellana-Powell, 37, grew up cultivating coffee in her small mountain village of Santa Elena in Honduras.
November 01, 2012

Six Questions

Who’s that, over there by the trash bins? It’s a bird! It’s a raccoon! No, it’s Recycle Woman, Alameda’s own super-SHEro, in her fluttering green and copper cape, doing her darndest to save the planet from her sworn enemies: greenhouse gasses, landfill, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and people who don’t take reusable bags to the grocery store.
November 01, 2012

Memory Lane

Native Alamedan Shirl Ames fondly remembers old Alameda and still appreciates her hometown for what it is today. In full swing, Ames can be found on the golf course two or three times a week.
November 01, 2012