Amblin' Alameda: Pain

There is nothing quite like pain to concentrate the mind. We share this trait with all other living beings. There is nothing that will take your mind off the mundane facts of life and nail it into one place than an action like poking oneself in the eye. Suddenly the rest of the world comes to a standstill while your brain focuses on the pain and what to do to make it go away. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Pain

The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

In this week’s Development Alert, we’ve got hearing dates for the Del Monte development project, finalists to develop a commercial campus (or outlet mall) at Alameda Point and some updates on plans and projects to come. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Aging Gracefully (Or Not): Preparing for death (part two)

The discussions about preparing to die prompted me to come home and look at my will. When I went to get it out of my safe, it was not there. Eventually I surmised that I had accidentally disposed of it in the process of downsizing when we moved to California a year earlier. I went to an attorney and prepared a new one. Read more >> about Aging Gracefully (Or Not): Preparing for death (part two)

The Campaign Column: Jeopardy!

It seems Alameda’s firefighter and teacher unions aren’t the only groups seeking to influence this fall’s races. The leaders of Harbor Bay Neighbors – the community group fighting developer Ron Cowan’s (now stalled) proposal to build 80 luxury homes where the Harbor Bay Club now sits and (still in motion) plan to build a new one a few miles away – say they intend to “support candidates for Mayor and City Council that support us.”

So what does that mean? Read more >> about The Campaign Column: Jeopardy!

Amblin' Alameda: Cats

We live with two cats, siblings from the same litter of gray tabbies: A male named Leon, after Leon Redbone; and a female named Bessie, after Bessie Smith. They are very nice cats, as cats go. They're happy with us unless the food bowl is empty, at which point they begin to make their displeasure known by sitting and staring at us until their telepathic message gets through. (It's a simple message: FOOD!) Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Cats