Michele Ellson

Alameda’s Board of Education said goodbye to a pair of exiting trustees Tuesday – and got the rundown on the big business the new board will embark on next year. Read more >> about New school board will decide on big issues

Michele Ellson

For most of the last seven years I’ve covered Alameda’s news, most recently as the editor of The Alamedan. But this fall, I went back to school to pursue a new career. This means I need to significantly dial back my commitment to the site, which has to date been a full-time, volunteer gig. Read more >> about Editor’s Note: Alamedan 2.0

Michele Ellson

The Alameda Food Bank needs your help putting holiday meals on the tables of 1,000 Alameda families.

The food bank kicked off a turkey drive on October 27, with a goal of collecting 1,000 turkeys for needy Alameda families. But as of Friday, the food bank had collected just 50 frozen turkeys. They’ve got just one more week to meet their goal. Read more >> about Alameda Food Bank faces holiday turkey shortage

Michele Ellson
Letters to the ...

On November 4, almost two in three Alameda voters passed Measure I, a facilities bond that will provide $179.5 million for our community’s schools. This result means the economic health of our school district’s facilities, and our entire community will be greatly improved. This letter is simply to say thank you to all those who voted for the bond, and a special thanks to all of those who contributed to the Measure I campaign: Thank you. Read more >> about Letters to the Editor: Measure I campaign thanks voters

Cheryl Connick

What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than with a tequila/margarita tasting? My companion for this agave-filled adventure was Kimberly Skuta, a friend and certified tequila expert who earned her master’s degree from a program run by the venerable Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Her knowledge of tequila is endless, and it helped me navigate through a dizzying array of types and brands of tequila last Saturday night. Read more >> about Alameda a la carte: A tequila tasting

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