Our first encounter with Fred “the Fonz” Gaspar took place kitty corner from Alameda High School at Rider’s Drive-In, which was at Oak Street and Central Avenue. Fred was 10 years older, drove a ‘48 Ford pickup and had a reputation that scared us to death. He was a fighter and a motorcycle racer, the epitome of COOL. Truly, we were the “Happy Days” prototype, 17 years before the TV show aired. (I was a jock, but more the Richie character.) Read more >> about Growing Up in Alameda: Happy Days and the Fonz
One of Alameda's many outstanding features is its location. We sit in the very center of the action in the San Francisco Bay area; draw a circle around us 10 miles in diameter and everything important is within it. On Sunday we took advantage of our proximity to The City of Fog to have brunch with a friend followed by a matinee (and I think premiere) performance of "The Cable Car Nymphomaniac," a musical by Tony Asaro and Kirsten Guenther. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: What women shouldn't want
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly news review. Here are your local headlines for the week.
The developer behind one of the most prominent, most litigated projects in Alameda has restarted the permit application process. Some key details have changed since his last push, according to newly available documents. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds