The Campaign Column: 200 words or less

Last week, we offered you an early look at ballot statements submitted by your candidates for mayor and City Council – effectively, their 200-words-or-less pitches describing why you should elect them to represent you at City Hall. This week we’ve got a second installment of statements, for school board candidates. (We’d promised health care district board statements too, but the only candidate who submitted one – Lynn Bratchett – withdrew it, an Alameda County Registrar of Voters rep told us Tuesday.) Read more >> about The Campaign Column: 200 words or less

Amblin' Alameda: Cityscape

We took a day trip with some friends to San Pablo on Sunday to listen to some traditional New Orleans jazz and to even dance a few steps when the beat got to our bloodstreams. San Pablo is, when viewed from a traveling automobile, a standard-issue California town - newish, clean, modern and right out of the cookie-cutter school of California architecture and town planning. Anywhere, USA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but you can't tell the town without a sign. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Cityscape

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.

Some High Street residents are calling on tech companies that run buses through Alameda to address the traffic and parking problems they said the buses can create. A city official says they became aware of the concerns in June and are working to address them. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Holistic Health: Preparing for cold and flu season

Start NOW to prepare and prevent cold and flu in your house!

September marks the one-two-punch of back-to-school and fall. For those with kids, get ready to have both fun and new viruses introduced into your household. Combine that with the official start of cold and flu season, typically in late fall, and you have a recipe for lots of used tissues and missed work or school days. Read more >> about Holistic Health: Preparing for cold and flu season

Amblin' Alameda: Alameda Point wish list

After 15 or so years and one major fiasco (SunCal), Alameda seems ready to pull the trigger on the development of Alameda Point. There it sits, nearly one-third of the Island, boasting fabulous views of the bay and the bridges and the Emerald City across the bay and the For Sale signs are out. While the citizens of Alameda are nominally the owners of this great property and should therefore reap the benefits of it, here in the real world that's not always or even often the case. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Alameda Point wish list