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Season of the Witch

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.

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – It's only me

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.

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – Donovan's Greatest hitsFor 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.

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – Mouf in sunglasses

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.

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – halloween skeleton

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – witchy decorations

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – ghost in pot neon

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.

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – Dan's pumpkin patch

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.

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – more bodacious bougainvilleas

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.

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – Don't worry bee happy

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…

Alameda Post – Bear's-Eye View for October 3, 2022 – Don't Be a Meanie

“Don’t Be a Meanie”

Bear's paws

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.

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