Denise Shelton

A new addition to the renaissance of eateries that the former Gold's Gym strip of businesses on Encinal Avenue enjoys is Sidestreet Pho, a restaurant that gives a tip of the hat to pre-war Vietnamese street cuisine. Read more >> about Alameda a la carte: Sidestreet Pho

Michele Ellson

Should Alameda have one comprehensive high school or two? That’s one of the main questions facing schools leaders as their proposed $179.5 million facilities bond heads toward a November vote. Read more >> about One high school or two? Bond sparks debate

Michele Ellson

Alameda's property values rose a little more than 6 percent this year, a rate that's just shy of the county average. In Alameda County, Dublin saw values rise at the steepest rate, with 15 percent jump, while Berkeley's property values rose at the smallest rate in the county, 3.4 percent. Here are the numbers. Read more >> about GRAPHIC: Alameda's assessments rise

Between you and me: Online dating etiquette

My work as a dating and relationship coach presents a lot of fun and unique situations that my clients present to me. Online dating is a unique way of meeting people but it does not have to be negative, traumatic or a lot of work if you follow simple guidelines. Here's a quick list of Do’s and Dont’s of online dating, which have come from real-life situations, along with a quick bit of advice: Enjoy the process, and be sure to have fun! Read more >> about Between you and me: Online dating etiquette

Michele Ellson

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to rezone federal property near Crab Cove for park use – and to remove contested language from a companion measure council members said was designed to spell out what the council will do if the city is sued over the zoning change. Read more >> about Council zones federal property for park

Michele Ellson

The City Council okayed an ordinance to rezone federal property near Crab Cove for park use, along with a companion measure detailing how they'll pay for any lawsuit over the change - sans controversial language that would allow the council to reverse the decision. That and more, here. Read more >> about Tuesday night in Alameda: Crab Cove expansion ordinances okayed

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