It's summer, and outdoor activities are all the rage. With that in mind, we took ourselves to Franklin Park on Saturday afternoon to enjoy the sun, the greenery, the soft breezes and the music being made by members of the Alameda String Academy. Several young virtuosi filled the park with the sounds of the old masters and were rewarded with a significant part of their audience running around in circles and flapping their arms in semi-rhythm with the music. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Playing with strings
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Read more >> about The Agenda: Housing design, Cross Alameda Trail and fire station funding
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened this week.
The late wrestling star Joseph "Pepper" Gomez was always proud to be from Alameda. Gomez, who wrestled from the 1950s through the 1980s, sold out venues around the world and here in the Bay Area. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds
One of my favorite non-running fitness activities is cycling. While I do enjoy running errands and using my bike for transportation when I can, I'm talking about using cycling for a workout. Read more >> about Cycling in the 'Meda: Cycling for fitness (part one)