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My sweetie and I live with two cats, litter-mates of seven years, one male (used to be male, anyway) and one female (without reproductive machinery). It's been my observation over the four-plus years I've shared their house that we learn more from them than they learn from us. In truth I don't think they learn anything from us - why should they, these animals who are complete within themselves. Okay, what they do learn from us is how to make us more efficient at fulfilling their wants and needs.
The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second headline review. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.
Alameda schools officials are crediting new, more progressive discipline policies for a drop in suspensions and expulsions. The district has implemented restorative justice programs at Alameda, Encinal and Island high schools that focus on repairing the damage a student has done, instead of just punishing students for doing something wrong.
Welcome to Running in the 'Meda, a blog about fitness here in Alameda (and beyond!). The purpose of today's post is to introduce myself and to write about some of my fitness-related passions.
The Alameda Point Collaborative still has spaces available in its Farm2Market community supported agriculture spring subscription program.
It is now officially an epidemic. Wherever one goes to a restaurant - low cost, middle range or high end - the wait staff has taken to referring to their patrons as “guys.”
“How are you guys doing?” is an often heard phrase. “Would you guys like to order drinks before dinner?” is another.
Just when did an older couple become “guys?” It is so disrespectful, so demeaning. I know it's not meant to be taken that way. If anything it's meant to establish a sort of friendly atmosphere where “you guys” are part of the larger society of patrons, but it has the opposite effect on me and my sweetie.
I came to fully understand the process of entering midlife when I researched, reflected, and wrote my dissertation. And the awareness that others shared the same experience was validating and clarifying. Hopefully this writing is helping others achieve the same appreciation.
I named my dissertation “Prime Time – The Experience of Women Entering Middle Age” because I discovered that the essence of the experience is a positive one. I wrote the following poem reflecting what I learned about that time:
The Revolving Door
The Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 in the Dal Cielo Conference Room at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Avenue.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.
In a surprise award ceremony Friday at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Benjamin Jenkins was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor in the United States, for his service. In addition to seeing combat during World War II, Jenkins battled segregation as one of the first black Marines in American history.
The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex is hosting a First Pitch Benefit Party for the 2014 T-Shirt League on March 20.