I had an opportunity the other night to speak and demonstrate strength exercises to one of the medical weight management groups at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. The Kaiser nurse working with this particular group had briefed me on the program that these super friendly folks were on - it was intense. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Improving your health
Updated at 5:16 p.m. Thursday, October 30 in BOLD
With Election Day less than a week away – and formal campaign finance disclosure deadlines safely behind us – independent groups are unleashing tens of thousands of dollars to fund a mountain of last-minute mailers touting (or trashing) local candidates and ballot measures. Read more >> about The Campaign Column: ‘Tis the season
This is only my fifth October in Alameda, but I'm about ready to join the ranks of those who believe it's the best month of the year. Summer stretches deep into the month, outdoor activities are usually pleasant - and, oh yes, the Giants are playing for the World Series title. For the third time since my arrival!
Coincidence? Perhaps. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Octoberish
The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Read more >> about The Agenda: School board considers new elementary charter
I hate to be a "Debbie Downer," but sometimes things don't go the way you want them to go. I'm talking about getting injured. No, I'm not writing about this topic because I'm injured, but it's useful to think about this when you're healthy so that you know what to do when it happens.
"When?" Not "if?" That sounds kind of pessimistic - shouldn't we always think positively? Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Recovering from injuries
As part of our mayoral candidate profile a few weeks ago, we wrote that the Alameda Education Association was backing incumbent Marie Gilmore for mayor. The day the piece ran, a teacher who is a member of the union corrected us, saying it never formally endorsed any city candidate. Read more >> about The Campaign Column: Correcting the record
Sunday morning, we ate pancakes. We ate them in the downstairs hall of the Elks Lodge along with several hundred neighbors in support of the unfortunate victims of the Park Street-area fires. Seated at a table tucking into a pancake stack, we had a good post for observing the people of Alameda and I must say, they're (we're) an impressive group. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Pancakes