Rents blog: An introduction

Rising rents are becoming a hot topic around town, and it's no mystery why: More than half of Alameda's homes are rentals, and nearly half of Island residents rent. We're starting this blog in an effort to answer your questions about the trajectory of rent costs in Alameda and the number of people whose housing may be impacted by them. Read more >> about Rents blog: An introduction

Holistic Health: Four steps to your perfect diet

You don’t have to look far to find a dietary recommendation for almost anything: blood type, body type, gender, race, region – you name it, it probably exists. With all of this “noise,” how can you determine the right plan for you and your family? Perhaps asking that question differently is the key.

Instead of “the right plan,” perhaps the question should be “the plan that makes me feel best and is the best fit for my life.” Read more >> about Holistic Health: Four steps to your perfect diet

Amblin' Alameda: Civics lesson

This past Thursday night, we participated in an extended lesson in civic life which first left us very impressed and then very surprised. The "impressed" portion came at a candidates forum held at the Main Library and co-sponsored by The Alamedan and the Alameda Sun. Chairs had been set out for 30 attendees but as people arrived, that number had to be quickly doubled. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Civics lesson

The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.

Alameda’s adult literacy program, Alameda Reads, is gearing up for its anniversary celebration. In honor of learner and tutor accomplishments, Alameda Reads will hold a celebration from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. September 23 at the Alameda Free Library’s main branch. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds