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Night of the Sand Dabs

During my regrettably short stint as a teenage stepchild, I was a member of a delightfully quirky Italian-American family. The eccentric matriarch, 75-year-old Nonna Kate,…

You Say Toe-May-Toe…

… and I say Toe-Mah-Toe. Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for August 15, 2022 This was kind of a big week for my human companion and his…

Upcoming Events in Alameda

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

2022 Sand Castle & Sculpture Contest

After a couple years missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alameda’s Recreation and Park Department held the 54th Annual Sand Castle & Sculpture contest this…

It’s About Time: Encinal Avenue

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for June 12, 2022 I may have been the only one that enjoyed driving on Encinal Avenue. The road was really…

Up on the Roof, Pride, and Road Trip at AHS

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for June 5, 2022 Welcome to June. There is a lot going on this month starting with an election. Be sure…

Afghan Refugee Donation Center Thrives in Alameda

United Afghan Association center serves recent arrivals to Northern California from Alameda Point warehouse. It’s no accident that Freshta Kohgadai maintains a deep commitment to…
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