Christine Kovach and Susan Barber want to talk to Alamedans about death. Photo by Janice Worthen.
Christine Kovach and Susan Barber have faced death for decades, Kovach as a hospice social worker and now, therapist, and Barber as a hospice volunteer coordinator who spent a decade working with people who were dying or suffering from life-threatening illnesses. When they heard about death cafés, they wanted to start one.
“(We’ve) been open to and seeking a conversation about death for decades,” Kovach said. “This was the natural evolution for that conversation.”
The late Melissa Ring (right) and a friend at The Twilight Zone. Photos courtesy of Darren Brown.
The Alameda Theatre has had many lives over its 81-year tenancy in the heart of the Island. One of them – a former dance club where Alameda’s young punks and goths once gathered – is being celebrated Saturday at the Pacific Pinball Museum.
The museum is hosting a reunion for patrons of the club, The Twilight Zone, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission for the all-ages event is $15, and proceeds from the event will be used to fight Ewing’s sarcoma.
Our color-coded barrel map: Red for toys, blue for coats, yellow and green for food.
Where can you donate a warm coat, food or toys this holiday season? The Alamedan has put together a color-coded map showing you where donation barrels have been placed across the Island.
Ellen Plotkin Mulholland lives in Alameda and teaches at Will C. Wood Middle School. The young adult fiction writer's second young adult novel, Birds on a Wire, is the saga of three close friends – Jesse, Matt, and Miguel – in the fictional Southern California town of Santa Niña.
As many are aware, on, November 16, marked a pair of significant milestones for Alameda’s resident aircraft carrier.
Here's a graphic that explains how to play the dreidel game.
The Pacific Pinball Museum is planning to lease and restore the city's long-vacant Carnegie Library, its leaders announced Monday, a move that will keep the museum on-Island.
The 11-year-old museum's leaders and the city have signed a letter of intent detailing plans for the museum to lease the 111-year-old library building, at the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Oak Street, for 30 years. The museum would also complete restoration of the old library, with costs estimated at $3.5 million.
I must confess right off the bat that I know absolutely nothing about Peruvian food, and not much more about Peru except that it's in South America, they have llamas there, and it is home to the famous Incan historic site, Machu Picchu.
Photo courtesy of Rigging International.
The Bay Bridge troll has a sibling – whose address is right here in Alameda.
For nearly a quarter century, the second troll has adorned the lobby of Rigging International. But this week the trolls were reunited, when the original joined his sibling in an exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.
Beth Murray has lived and worked on the island of Alameda for most of the last decade. As a certified classical homeopath, she has practiced at Back to Life Wellness Center on Webster Street for several years and has also maintained a practice in Marin County.
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