Janice Worthen

Photo by Jenn Heflin.

Bubble Farm Soap Co. is all about the bees. As the name implies, the company’s line of soaps –made by hand with beeswax and an assortment of essential oils – is the heart of the business.

The company’s retail location, which opened last October on Central Avenue, is approaching its first anniversary, and it seems Islanders have already accepted the shop as an Alameda treasure. Read more >> about Alameda Business Buzz: Bubble Farm Soap Co.

Running in the 'Meda: Runner dropped over sponsor flap

There's an interesting conflict going on right now in the professional running world, one that none of us "regular people" will likely ever be involved in. Nick Symmonds, arguably the best 800-meter runner in the United States (and a Beer Mile enthusiast), has been left off of the U.S. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Runner dropped over sponsor flap

Alamedan Staff

Schools leaders seeking state seismic repair funds for fixing Historic Alameda High are in a race against time. Read more >> about Schools leaders seek seismic money for Alameda High

Amblin' Alameda: Cat life

One of our two cats - Bessie - has diabetes. We're currently settled into a routine: fill her bowl first thing in the morning and then inject one unit of insulin around the nape of her neck. This does seem to be controlling the symptoms - excessive urination being the most obvious - and since she shows no signs of minding the needle, we both go about our business of dealing with the disease methodically. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: Cat life

Alamedan Staff

Alameda's administrative services director is heading to Tracy.

Stephanie Garrabrant-Sierra is leaving the Island for an assistant city manager's post in Tracy. She starts work in that city on September 1.

The city brought Garrabrant-Sierra on as an assistant city attorney in June 2012. In November 2013 it elevated her to the position of administrative services director, putting her in charge of contracting, purchasing, human resources and information technology. She has also advised the city on collective bargaining issues with its labor unions. Read more >> about Administrative services director heads to Tracy

Alamedan Staff

Photo by Eric Braun.

A cast of nearly 70 local youths will offer a production of Seussical The Musical this weekend.

The show, based on the books and characters of children's author Theodor Geisel - a.k.a. Dr. Seuss - is presented by the popular local children's theater group Tomorrow Youth Repertory and directed by Amy Marie Haven. Read more >> about Youth actors perform Seussical The Musical this weekend

Aging Gracefully (Or Not): Physical events

Physical events become more meaningful as we age. What may have seemed minor when we were younger takes on an added perspective because the consequences are usually more significant.

It was Saturday, January 19 - National Service Day, a holiday encouraging people to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., whose official day of recognition was the following Monday. Ari and Isaac were coming over to spend the night and they were being dropped off after lunch. Read more >> about Aging Gracefully (Or Not): Physical events

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