Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for October 3, 2022.
As I have quickly learned, Halloween is a big deal here at the Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda, and my editor has given me the assignment to cover the entire island for the sights and sounds of Halloween.
With such a big assignment, I am going to need a lot of help with tips on where to go to assemble the picture book of Halloween in Alameda. Please send along any locations you think I should be checking out, especially on the West End of the island and the neighborhoods of Bay Farm and Harbor Bay.
For my five October reports, I am going to go multimedia and add a Halloween soundtrack to each report to get you in the mood. Here is the first Halloween song for your listening pleasure.
Are you all starting to work on your costume? I have and just got fitted for the official orange sunglasses.
Are there any furry friends planning on dressing up? I am thinking about having a virtual canine costume contest. Any thoughts from readers would be greatly appreciated.
My human companion has already started getting cards, and I will be sharing some of the best ones in my reports. Obviously, if they are canine oriented or feature my idol Snoopy, I will be highly motivated to include them in a report. If you find one and want to pass it along, you can send it to Mouf in care of Jeff Cambra, P.O. Box 1343, Alameda, CA 94501.
As for this week’s Halloween sights, I found a few to share, and I anticipate more will be popping up in the coming weeks. Witches, flying skeletons, and a ghost in a stew pot were all present on my walks along Alameda Avenue.
My walk down to Park Street took me past Dan’s Produce on the corner of Central Avenue and Oak Street where I found the pumpkin patch all set up and ready for customers. Word on the street is that there is also a big one out on the base that I should also check out.
While I was definitely focused on finding Halloween images on this week’s walks, there were other goings on. I found another beautiful bodacious bougainvillea on Central Avenue which makes four to date.
It has been a while since I have spotted any contributions from the members of Alameda Island Rocks, but I did manage to sniff one out while walking along Grand Street.
I’ll close out this week’s report with some words of wisdom I found on a decal in the window of a parked car…
“Don’t Be a Meanie”
Mouf, Roving Reporter
Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda
Mouf and his human companion can be reached via [email protected]. Their stories are collected at AlamedaPost.com/Jeff-Cambra/. All photos by Jeff Cambra.