Janice Worthen

With the addition of a new winery, Building 43 Winery, and Rock Wall Wine Company’s ability to now stay open later during the summer months, Spirits Alley appears to be on the brink of a growth spurt. Read more >> about Alameda Business Buzz: New winery headed up the 'Alley

Letters to the ...

Over the past several months, issues concerning residential rental housing have come into public awareness. Through the efforts of Renewed Hope Housing Advocates, the Planning Board proposed the formation of a task force to address the concerns of residents who rent apartments, condos, townhouses, and single family homes. Read more >> about Letters to the Editor: Public invited to participate in rents meetings

Running in the 'Meda: The tempo run

Since last week's topic was interval training, I want to cover another type of faster running, the tempo run.

First of all, it's important to remember that incorporating faster running into a routine is not just for competitive runners. Doing different types of running (like changing speeds) will keep you from getting into a rut. If you do the same kind of running every time, it's likely you'll get bored with it, and your body will get bored with it, too.

Tempo runs are one of the easiest kinds of faster running to do, but many people don't really know how to do it. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: The tempo run

Dave Boitano

Two experienced administrators are vying to take over an office that makes few headlines but provides critical services to the Alameda County public education system and local schools. Read more >> about ELECTION 2014: Two seeking county schools supe seat

Richard Bangert

The Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary on Alameda’s South Shore is a good place to view migrating birds right now. The number of birds you will see depends on where the tide is. Read more >> about Alameda in pictures: Bird migration

Holistic Health: Feeling great this fall and winter

According to traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, herbs and nutrition, winter is the time to nourish and recharge the kidneys and adrenals. Taking nature’s cue, this is a time for rest, energy conservation, and restoring your resources.

Winter is the time for reflection on the year past and anticipation of the year to come. This is a time when we are the most susceptible to draining our energy if we do not observe this way of life. So slow down and lighten your commitment and responsibility load.

Finally! An excuse to sleep in!Read more >> about Holistic Health: Feeling great this fall and winter

Michele Ellson

Emergency calls placed in the wee hours of September 28 paint a dramatic picture of the impact of a series of fires that ripped through a seven-block radius on and around Park Street, recordings obtained by The Alamedan show.

“There’s a woman screaming for help. There’s a fire in the back of her house. She’s screaming for help. Hurry!” a woman who called at 1:37 a.m. about a fire at a home on the 1300 block of Regent Street told dispatchers. Read more >> about EXCLUSIVE: Emergency calls detail drama of fires

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