The following is an excerpt from Chapter One of Distilled Spirits - Getting High, then Sober with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk, published in October by University of California Press. The book, by Alameda's Don Lattin, combines a memoir of Lattin’s years as the religion writer at the San Francisco Chronicle with a group biography of the writer Aldous Huxley, the philosopher Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.Read more >> about EXCERPT: Don Lattin's "Distilled Spirits"
It’s time to throttle back on the East Bay Regional Park District lawsuit and the city’s rhetoric in the media over the federal land near Crab Cove and get to a solution. Neither serves the public’s interest, on the Alameda side, maintaining a certified housing element and on the EBPRD side, protecting and enhancing one of its premier coastal parks, Crab Cove. EPRPD’s lack of funds to secure the land at auction and the city’s assertion that EBRPD did not attend hearings or give input to the City Council’s decision in July to rezone the property raise lots of questions. Read more >> about You said it: Time for a breather on Crab Cove suit
As a companion to today's piece on Alameda schools leaders efforts to draft a new technology plan for the district's classrooms, I wanted to reach out to readers to ask you what you think the district and its students need in terms of tech. Do Alameda's students need an iPad at every desk or are pencil and paper okay until a certain age? Let us know what you think by offering your comments beneath this post. Read more >> about Conversation piece: What technology is needed in Alameda's classrooms?