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Running in the 'Meda: Bay to Breakers wrap-up (second annual!)

A "fact sheet" from the 1978 Bay to Breakers race. Photo by Marty Beene.

Welcome to my second annual Bay to Breakers wrap-up blog!

I've run this race about 15 times. It was my very first road race, way back in 1978; a then-unheard-of 12,000 runners ran it that year. Someone stepped on the heel of my shoe in the first couple hundred yards, so I had to duck into a doorway to get it back on and avoid getting trampled. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Bay to Breakers wrap-up (second annual!)

Amblin' Alameda: New streets

After walking and driving the streets of Alameda for the past five-plus years, I began to think that I know this town pretty well. Intellectually I knew that was an overstatement, but emotionally, the feeling that Alameda was filling the place in me where "hometown" resides was very strong.

To my delight, I discovered how many streets of Alameda I hadn't yet been down or along this past Sunday. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: New streets

The Broad Brush: Your Alameda news in 60 seconds

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence local news review. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.

Island drivers, prepare: Overnight closures of the Park Street Bridge began this week. The closures are scheduled to take place from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday until August 14. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your Alameda news in 60 seconds

Growing Up in Alameda: A gift that keeps on living

Station Four, 8:30 p.m. December 23

I’m lieutenant at Alameda Fire Station Four, Harbor Bay Isle, and John Laramie is the engineer. We’re looking forward to a quiet shift being that Harbor Bay is in the suburbs.

The only thing keeping us awake this afternoon is the constant thud of golf clubs on the 16th hole of the golf complex and an occasional ball bouncing off my office wall. A trip to the store, some familiarization, and back home for a quick workout; the day is done. It’s so different from our inner city stations. Read more >> about Growing Up in Alameda: A gift that keeps on living

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