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East End architecture, cars & chili, 100 years of aircraft carriers, collage art, rummage sale, and East Bay history over Zoom. If you’re looking for…

Alameda Goes Art Crazy

Bear’s–Eye View of Alameda for August 7, 2022 This past week was a big week for art in Alameda. The massive public art installation is…

Pour Your HeART Out

Rhythmix Cultural Works held a dance party, tasting party, auction, and fundraiser called “Pour Your HeART Out” this past weekend. More than one hundred people…

The Best Time to Exercise Is…

Consistency leads to confidence, which leads to success. One day, an article came across my social media feed; something about the best time of day…

Foxtail Alert, Outdoor Painters, and Bodacious Bougainvilleas

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for July 31, 2022 I have written before about the dangers of foxtails for my canine friends, and after my bestie…

Alameda Islanders Challenge

Stand-Up Paddle Board race around the island ‘for bragging rights only.’ If you think driving around Alameda can be challenging, imagine doing it in the…

Happiness is...

Pets of Ukraine and FAAS needs your help — Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for July 26, 2022. Last week, I got to thinking about happiness,…

Invasion of the Taco Feelers

The bowling alley near the beach is part of the Real Alamedan’s Knowledge Test. Despite its many permutations—currently “Bowlero”— “Real Alamedans” will always call it…

Alameda’s Garden Cats

Not quite ready for indoor living. Alameda is well known for our many lovely gardens and our love of pets, but many of us have…

Demystifying Sunscreen

“Slather yourself with baby oil and lay out in the sun? I didn’t realize that used to be a common thing.” I once remarked as…

The Meyers House and Garden

A Trip Back to a Bygone Alameda — Bear’s-Eye View for July 17, 2022 Did you know that Alameda was the home of a very…

The Angel of Death

Or, a night to remember. Back in the 1970s, I took an eclectic assortment of collegiate classes, one of which was speed reading, at Oakland’s…

Covert Road Closure Scheme Exposed!

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for July 10, 2022 When I applied for the job of Roving Reporter for the Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda, the description…

Happy Birthday Thrifty Kitty!

Trendy Thrifty Kitty boutique celebrates one year in business. It was just a year ago when a new boutique shopping experience landed in Alameda’s West…

Celebrating Tina ‘Bean’ Blaine

Rhythmix’s Executive Director is moving on to new adventures. Tina ‘Bean’ Blaine, a driving force in Alameda’s art and performance community for over 15 years,…

July Fourth Parade Photos

This year’s Fourth of July Parade was full of color and sound and smiles this year. These photos capture the enthusiastic participants, from the 5K…

Everyone Loves the Fourth of July Parade

For some it’s a time to celebrate, for others, a time to protest. In a town where nothing is immune from heated debate, Alameda’s Fourth…

Nothing Screams Summer Like Refreshing Watermelon

In the song, Watermelon Sugar, Harry Styles extolled its virtues as a metaphor for something he had an immense desire for. In the land where…

Alameda: ROAD CLOSED

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for July 3, 2022 Happy Independence Day weekend. The good news is that after a two-year hiatus, the City’s Fourth of…

A Fourth of July Fireworks Fizzle

Here in the state of mind called ‘Geezerville’ the busiest street is always Memory Lane, especially on holidays like the Fourth of July. Stuck in…

“It’s A Hot One…

…like seven inches from the midday sun.” – Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for June 26, 2022 These are some of the lyrics from Smooth, by Carlos…

Water is Life

But I’d rather drink _______. How did you fill in the blank? Does drinking water come easily to you or are you like so many…

Pride, Clement, and Warriors All Continue

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for June 19, 2022 This was a big week in Alameda, and I will be the first to admit that I…

Juneteenth: Celebrations of Joy and Resistance

Many people will prepare to celebrate Juneteenth this Sunday. As the case with other federal holidays, the country will observe Juneteenth the following Monday by…
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