Gamelan Sekar Jaya offers the music and dance of Bali to Alameda school students. Photo courtesy of Rhythmix Cultural Works. Read more >> about Community Corner: Bank merger complete, local nurse honored and more
In the 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote: “Whan that Aprille with its flours soote...” and laid down the structure of an argument that continues to this day. Was the person widely considered the greatest poet of his age a terrible speller, poor at grammar or just uneducated? Or is it that language continuously evolves to fit the spirit of the times? (When that April with its flowers sweet...”) Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Language Evolution
Once women enter middle age and are aware of aging, they initially feel empty and discontent. They tell themselves they should feel fulfilled at this time in their lives. Based on prior learning and expectations, they think that their accomplishments should have led to happiness. In an attempt to understand their disappointment and unhappiness, they begin to look within, becoming enmeshed in finding meaning in their lives. Read more >> about Aging Gracefully (Or Not): Finding fulfillment
Photo courtesy of Thomas Bartholomew-Couts.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this holiday week. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds
The Alameda Unified School District is accepting applications for a new parent advisory committee that will review and provide feedback on a new, state-mandated accountability plan the school district is required to generate to receive state funding. Read more >> about Community Corner: Parent advisory committee apps, free parking and more
It's that time of year for me again - renewal time for my medical marijuana card! Buying marijuana at a (semi)legitimate outlet is so much easier and less expensive than the old way of meeting my dealer in a dark alley and handing over cash for who knows what that I'm sure to renew my access to my sleep-aid of choice. For me this entails a trip to Oakland and a visit to a “prescribing” facility. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Renewal time