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Driving Uncle Dante

Driving Uncle Dante

On that Friday afternoon in 1967, Nonna Kate was in a state of bliss because at the moment everything was right in her world. Sitting…
Bay Farm Dog Park Moves Forward

Bay Farm Dog Park Moves Forward

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for September 4, 2022 For the last year, I have been following the process for getting a dog park put into the…
Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Saves Money and Water

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Saves Money and Water

Alameda is getting an eco-friendly makeover one drought-tolerant yard at a time Take a walk around your neighborhood and see how many front lawns are…
Local Arts Roundup

Local Arts Roundup

Boys & Girls Club annual fundraiser,  the circus comes to town, Hamlet is healthy again, and Tina ‘Bean’ Blaine’s new pro-choice anthem with Carlos Santana.…
Let’s Give ’em Pumpkin to Talk About

Let’s Give ’em Pumpkin to Talk About

Okay, that was pretty bad, but even Cinderella’s fairy godmother knew pumpkins were magical gourds. Winter, spring, summer and pumpkin are the four seasons of…
Beken and More

Beken and More

Exploring Alameda’s Newest Park. Bear’s-Eye View for August 28, 2022 Last week, the Alameda Post featured the newest public art being installed around town. I…
Frank Bette Center for the Arts 20th Anniversary Party

Frank Bette Center for the Arts 20th Anniversary Party

Frank Bette Center for the Arts is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday, August 27, 2 to 6 p.m., and we’re all invited to the…
Chinyakare PAL in the Parks Photos

Chinyakare PAL in the Parks Photos

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, the Chinyakare Ensemble (website) performed at Jean Sweeney Park. Chinyakare provides audiences with a glimpse of the beauty, excitement, and…
Envisioning Canine (and Pedestrian) Safety

Envisioning Canine (and Pedestrian) Safety

Bear’s-Eye View of Alameda for August 21, 2022. My lead story and image for this week’s report is called “Envisioning Canine (and Pedestrian) Safety,” because…
A Wave of Public Art in Alameda

A Wave of Public Art in Alameda

Three new public art pieces: Beken and Alameda Afore at Alameda Point; Rockspinners in Jean Sweeney Open Space. And, take the public art master plan survey.…
Upcoming Alameda Events

Upcoming Alameda Events

Hamlet in the Healing Garden, Rock & Roll Beer Stroll, PAL family concert, and Subpar’s opening date. Food Bank Players present Hamlet Alameda’s Food Bank…
Night of the Sand Dabs

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…

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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…

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