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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…

The Bay Station Eagle

An Alameda zine with a bird’s eye view. Curious about how Alameda’s creative community is moving through the pandemic? Have an interest in local history,…

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…

The Most Effective Exercise

Have the right motivation – know “why” you’re exercising. The most effective exercise is the one that you will do… and do so consistently… and are…

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…

RFP Issued for Taxiway Asphalt Art Project

West End Arts District seeks creative proposals for giant artwork Do you think big? How big? Could you imagine an artwork that would fill a…

AHS 2022 Dance Concert in Photos

Alameda High School’s “2022 Dance Concert” was held May 19th and 20th at Kofman Auditorium. The show was directed by Rachel McCray Denton, Alameda High’s…

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…

Memorial Day 2022 – Bear’s-Eye View

Incredibly and overwhelmingly sad. In preparing for this week’s report, I knew it would have a somber tone knowing that I was going to take…

Rhythmix Brings 'Uprooted' Rhythm to -isms

On May 21 and 22, in locations around Alameda Point, about 2,100 people experienced the talents of Uprooted, the third in the Island City Waterways series…

'The Quality of Life' Opening at Altarena Playhouse

Bay Area playwright Jane Anderson’s play is set in Berkeley after the 1991 fires. Coming in from a sunny day, Alameda’s Altarena Playhouse lobby is…

Don't Fall for Email Scams

My Dad called me the other morning because he received an email that appeared to be from The Geek Squad. They wanted him to renew…

Living the Sweet Life

Oh, how we love our sugar. Did you know that the average American consumes about 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day? Seventeen! That’s equivalent…

The Fast & Furriest Challenge – Bear’s-Eye View

This week’s report is a special feature and a contest all rolled into one. In my many adventures around town, I started noticing the emblems…

Island City Waterways Brings Alameda History to Life

Tickets still available for many of this weekend’s free performances. On May 21-22, Rhythmix Cultural Works, in partnership with the City of Alameda, presents Island…

Island Savoy Market Opens in June

The successor to Market Spot on Lincoln Avenue and Bay Street. When Mike Stevens walked past the Market Spot during its last days, he looked…

Happy Little Trees Come to Inkblot Gallery

Jean Chen’s Inkblot Gallery is a small but mighty space. Facing south on Alameda’s Central Avenue, shaded by sycamores between Ninth Street and Caroline Street,…

Alameda PD Offers Roadside Assistance – Bear’s-Eye View

As a roving reporter, there are times that I am just in the right place at the right time to cover an otherwise unnoticed event.…

Grants for Cultural Arts Available

The City of Alameda has announced a new program of grants to fund Cultural Arts and Arts Programming. A total of $60,000 will be made available…

This One’s a "Keeper" — We Players Coming to Alameda

Opening Friday, May 27, nationally-acclaimed theatrical troupe We Players will debut a new play. Titled The Keeper, it will run for five weekends in Alameda…

Open Sesame – Bear's Eye View

In French, it’s Sésame, ouvre-toi — in Arabic, it’s افتح يا سمسم. As you all know, I do a lot of walking around town and at a wide variety…

You Don’t Want to Be 29 Again

First it was the Quarantine Fifteen.  Then Covid-19 additionally came to be known as the cause of pounds that were creeping up on people during…
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