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Join the Christmas Bird Count

Join the Christmas Bird Count

Remember Rick Lewis’s great pictures of ten amazing birds in Alameda? Well, on December 18, many people will be in Alameda trying to count all…
Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for November 27, 2022. Thanksgiving in a “blended” household can make for an unpredictable and potentially stressful holiday celebration. My human…
Ten Things Christmas Tree Lane Residents Want You to Know

Ten Things Christmas Tree Lane Residents Want You to Know

A charming tradition for nearly 84 years, folks in Alameda know that the holidays don’t really kick off until Christmas Tree Lane (CTL) is underway.…
The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t

The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn’t

For those of us who dwell in that state of mind called “Geezerville,” the Thanksgiving of 1963 was the Thanksgiving that wasn’t. On the infamous…
Snoopy Selected as Zero Gravity Indicator

Snoopy Selected as Zero Gravity Indicator

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for November 20, 2022 The Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda is most definitely a local media outlet, but sometimes things happen in…
In Search of the Perfect Thanksgiving Pie

In Search of the Perfect Thanksgiving Pie

My family decided to ease our Thanksgiving commute by splitting our gathering this year, with the San Francisco gang doing dinner there and our considerably…
Ten Amazing Alameda Birds

Ten Amazing Alameda Birds

Alameda’s fantastic wildlife / nature / bird photographer, Rick Lewis, has curated these ten birds to showcase the amazing diversity of birds that are found…
Fore! Subpar Miniature Golf is Back

Fore! Subpar Miniature Golf is Back

Alameda sequel site set to open this week. Prepare to tee off, Alameda. Subpar Miniature Golf is back in town. It’s bigger, better, and on…
Did I Miss Thanksgiving?

Did I Miss Thanksgiving?

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for November 13, 2022 Yes, I know. It is somewhat of a rhetorical question. The holiday decorations going up right after…
Vote for These Wild Turkeys

Vote for These Wild Turkeys

An alternative choice for today’s election. Go wild! Vote for the weirdly beautiful wild turkeys of Alameda. They deserve widespread voter support because they favor…
Halloween Scientists Share 2022 Data

Halloween Scientists Share 2022 Data

Alameda Halloween scientists report costumes, colors, and candy collection. Halloween 2022 marked our triumphant return to data collection after several pandemic-induced years off. Our location…
VOTE!

VOTE!

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for November 6, 2022. With five Sundays in the month of October, I had five opportunities to really show off what…
EHS Graduate Paints Pet Portraits For Fundraisers

EHS Graduate Paints Pet Portraits For Fundraisers

Olive Little is a student, an artist, and a tireless fundraiser. She started by making and selling notecards to raise money for her senior class…
“This is Halloween”

“This is Halloween”

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for October 30, 2022. Well, here we are just one day before the grandest holiday of the year. I hope everyone…
Spooky Stuffy Overnight

Spooky Stuffy Overnight

Library hosts silly sleepovers for children’s toy ‘stuffies.’ Diaper Dog, Zuma, and other plush pals with adorable names recently spent the night inside the Alameda…
Halloween 2022: Spooky Decorations and Stranger Things

Halloween 2022: Spooky Decorations and Stranger Things

Alamedans love any excuse to decorate their homes. It seems like every season and every holiday residents around town put themselves out to top their…
Halloween 2022: Alameda Treats for All Tastes

Halloween 2022: Alameda Treats for All Tastes

Haunted houses, trick-or-treating at local businesses, costume contests, free pumpkins, blacklight art shows, a floating pumpkin patch, and a chalk festival. To say that Halloween…
A Haunted and Horrific Halloween Dinner

A Haunted and Horrific Halloween Dinner

Nonna Kate serves up a special treat (or was it a trick)? The dismissal bell rang, and I ran out of the old Alameda High…
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for October 23, 2022 It was a super creepy week out on the streets of Alameda, especially at night. In addition…
Dead Man’s Party

Dead Man’s Party

Bear’s-Eye View for October 16, 2022 When my human companion suggested including a song for folks to listen to while reading my weekly reports covering…
Alameda’s Inaugural Pride Festivities

Alameda’s Inaugural Pride Festivities

Over the weekend of October 7 – 9, Alameda held its first ever Pride celebration. Saturday’s events included a 5K Fun Run/Walk for all ages,…
Fake Blood Recipe: Type Oh-Wow!

Fake Blood Recipe: Type Oh-Wow!

It’s spooky season. Time for zombies, ghouls, and other things that go bump in the night. If you’d like to up your game for Halloween…
Shorebirds Return for the Fall

Shorebirds Return for the Fall

Golden light of autumn warms the low-growing plants along the edge of the shore. The tide is out, perfuming the air with the briney, fecund…
Spooky

Spooky

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for October 9, 2022. As I mentioned last week, I will be including a link to a Halloween themed song for…

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