An enthusiastic City Council on Tuesday night gave City Manager John Russo the go-ahead to sign the deeds for 1,379 acres of Alameda Point, paving the way for the city to begin to address what many see as the Island’s biggest issue – reuse of the former Navy base.
The historic Alameda Point deal slated to close on June 4 isn't the only big news the City Council addressed on Tuesday. Mayor Marie Gilmore announced a short list of new retail outlets that are planning to join Target and Safeway at the Alameda Landing shopping center near the Posey Tube. Read more >> about New stores are coming to Alameda Landing
Alameda police said they’ll be reviewing a local bar’s business and liquor licenses and stepping up patrols in the wake of a melee Sunday morning, during which one man was stabbed multiple times in the back - one of three violent incidents police said evolved out of fights that started at the bar over the last 18 months. Read more >> about Police looking into bar in wake of stabbings, shooting
Anne Kronenberg was a typist in her early 20s when Harvey Milk asked her to manage his 1977 campaign for San Francisco supervisor. And over the months Kronenberg worked as campaign manager and then aide to the larger-than-life Milk – the first openly gay man elected to political office in the United States – he became a political mentor, father figure and friend whose passion for equality left a lasting mark on society. Read more >> about Event celebrates Harvey Milk's legacy
The Brookings Institution has released a new book that shows poverty in America's suburbs is rising faster than in its cities. According to the book, poverty in the suburbs surrounding the county's major metros has risen twice as fast over the past decade than it has in the cities themselves. Here's a glimpse of how many Alamedans have lived in poverty over the past several decades. Read more >> about Poverty in the suburbs: The Alameda edition
We celebrated our house’s 100th birthday with a party Sunday and a high old time was had by all. Emphasis on “old.” We played songs from the era, ate food that had been first introduced in 1913 (Mallomars, Cracker Jacks, Lifesavers and a punch out of the turn of the century) and several of the guests came in appropriate costume for the period. Most of our guests brought food from recipes gathered from an Internet search for “vintage recipes of 1913.” Read more >> about Amblin’ Alameda: House Party