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The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence local news review. Here’s what happened in Alameda this week.

An earthquake centered near American Canyon rattled the Bay Area a little before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. While the 6.0 temblor caused damage and knocked out power for many near the epicenter, Alamedans only lost sleep. Here's what happened and what Island residents shaken awake by the quake had to say. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Running in the 'Meda: Off to the races

It must be cross-country season!

Monday marked the first day of school for most Alameda public schools, which means it was the first day of after school cross-country practice! At Alameda High, that meant more than 50 teenagers congregating at the edge of campus to navigate the logistics of the first day of practice. Yes, there was some chaos, although - to be fair - probably not as much as for the overall school day for the new freshmen. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Off to the races

The Campaign Column: Announcing our candidate forums!

We’re opening this week’s (slightly late) Campaign Column with some exciting news: We’re partnering with the Alameda Sun on a pair of candidate debates in September.

Candidates for City Council and mayor will go head to head from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 18, while those running for the school board will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20. Admission to these forums is free, and open to the public. Read more >> about The Campaign Column: Announcing our candidate forums!

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 Alameda headlines for the week.

For more than 14 years, Alameda Family Services has been providing shelter to homeless, runaway and “thrown away” teens in an eight-bed Victorian in Oakland. But the teens may soon find themselves with nowhere to go. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Running in the 'Meda: Adaptations

I think we can all agree that the human body is a truly amazing thing. There is seemingly no end to the fascinating characteristics of all of its systems, with organs, blood, bones, and, of course, the brain. Yet, as amazing as it is, our bodies are easily tricked. When you train your body, it "thinks" it literally won't survive if it doesn't change in response to a training stimulus.

Think about that. Your body's various systems have a one-track mind: survival. They will react to anything based on that goal. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Adaptations

Between you and me: A back to school letter to parents

This time of year is exciting for both parents and children. New schools, new friends, new school clothes, new things to learn, the smell of new erasers, perfectly sharpened crayons and fresh new haircuts. There is an air of anticipation, as we wonder what the new school year will bring. And if we are totally honest, some of us parents are relieved at the idea of our kids being out of our care for a few hours a day. It’s not that we don’t love our kids, because of course we do — they are our most treasured people. It’s just that ... Read more >> about Between you and me: A back to school letter to parents

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