Growing Up in Alameda: More like a sepulcher than a place of laughter

Fire Station 3 is positioned on a corner in the center of town. I always liked responding from this station as we covered both ends of the city and didn’t have those infernal ambulances. Built in 1923, it has two single apparatus rooms: one faces Pacific and the other faces Grand. A long path cuts through the grass to a brick porch with two steps up, under a metal awning to the heavy oak door. Read more >> about Growing Up in Alameda: More like a sepulcher than a place of laughter

Michele Ellson

The Planning Board will consider approvals tonight for a 31-unit apartment building for low-income seniors proposed to be built as part of the Del Monte warehouse development. Read more >> about Planning Board to consider apartments for low-income seniors

Letters to the ...

It puzzles me that tenant activists should push for private enterprise to subsidize housing through the support of rent controls, and "just cause termination" laws. Housing is a "very basic human right," tenant activists argue, a "human service" fulfilling a vital societal need. Aren't those just the sort of vital services we expect government to provide? Air traffic control, for example, is something so important that we entrust it only to the government. Public health services are another example. It's no wonder that landlords push back when asked to subsidize this basic human right. Read more >> about Letters to the Editor: City should consider tax rebate to protect renters

Amblin' Alameda: Walking and talking

On Sunday mornings when both of us are in town, my friend Larry, his three legged dog Maggie and I go for a walk. We walk at Maggie's pace - which, oddly enough, is not affected by her loss of a leg but by the number of spots visited and marked by other dogs.

The pace falls into a clear rhythm: 10 or 12 steps, stop and sniff, squeeze out a few drops of urine to mark her presence and then on for another dozen steps. Twice along the way Maggie blithely drops several mounds of poop, which Larry obligingly picks up poop in a plastic bag and carries it to the next drop off spot. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Walking and talking

Dennis Evanosky

Today’s Island city began life as a peninsula where Native Americans — members of the Ohlone tribe — first lived, more than 3,000 years ago. Read more >> about Alameda in History: Alameda's first inhabitants

Letters to the ...

On Friday, May 15, Mayor Morten Kabell of Copenhagen met with Mayor Trish Spencer and community members. Read more >> about Letters to the Editor: Thanks to mayor for supporting safe cycling