Amblin' Alameda: Rain

Awakened in the pre-dawn hours by the sound of raindrops, I was, momentarily, completely disoriented. The sound was so unusual that for a moment I couldn't place it and my mind went careening off into a universe of dislocation dominated by the news of the night before. Was I in Africa dealing with Ebola? In Syria dealing with ISIL? In the Ukraine dealing with Russia? In Berkeley dealing with the threat of out-of-sight tuition? Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Rain

Running in the 'Meda: Teen runners shoot for spots in state meet

One of the great running-related features of "The 'Meda" is that we have a terrific collection of teenage runners here. Right now is a tense time for these high schoolers because the section meet (the "North Coast Section/Les Schwab Tires Championships presented by Farmers") is coming up on November 22 at Hayward High School. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Teen runners shoot for spots in state meet

Amblin' Alameda: Twins!

It's 4 a.m., and the alarm goes off. Normally I’m an early riser, but never this early, so it’s a very important reason that gets me out of bed and moving purposefully. I’m heading for the airport to catch a flight to Southern California to get the first in-person look at my two new great-grandchildren: fraternal twin boys, Jack and Robbie, along with their older sister, Michelle. I can’t wait. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Twins!