It's summer, and outdoor activities are all the rage. With that in mind, we took ourselves to Franklin Park on Saturday afternoon to enjoy the sun, the greenery, the soft breezes and the music being made by members of the Alameda String Academy. Several young virtuosi filled the park with the sounds of the old masters and were rewarded with a significant part of their audience running around in circles and flapping their arms in semi-rhythm with the music. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Playing with strings
For the week of July 28, 2014
The Pension Board meets at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 28 in Conference Room 391 on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
On the agenda: The board will consider approving pension payroll and financial reports for the quarter ending June 30.
More information: An agenda and materials are available on the city’s website. Read more >> about The Agenda: Housing design, Cross Alameda Trail and fire station funding
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened this week.
The late wrestling star Joseph "Pepper" Gomez was always proud to be from Alameda. Gomez, who wrestled from the 1950s through the 1980s, sold out venues around the world and here in the Bay Area. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds
One of my favorite non-running fitness activities is cycling. While I do enjoy running errands and using my bike for transportation when I can, I'm talking about using cycling for a workout. Read more >> about Cycling in the 'Meda: Cycling for fitness (part one)
The Mouse King sneaks up on Clara during an Alameda Civic Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Photo courtesy of Alameda Civic Ballet. Read more >> about Community Corner: Ballet gets grant, streets to be sealed and more
We had friends visit us last week. They came on Wednesday and left Saturday afternoon. In between we indulged in our favorite pastimes of talking, eating, riding around to restaurants and coming home to hang out and talk and visit some more. This couple visits us often - three or four times a year - so they are aware of big changes when they occur. This visit, some of the changes are so palpable that they excited comment. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: New day dawning