Daisy’s owner Barbara Mooney starts buying Christmas ornaments for her Park Street boutique not too long after the New Year’s Eve ball has dropped.
“Somebody said, ‘What do you do for Thanksgiving?’ I said, ‘I enjoy my kids, because the day after, they become employees,’” Mooney quipped.
While much of the attention paid to the holiday shopping season is focused on major retailers and the deals they’re offering on “it” gifts to entice customers, holiday sales are equally critical to the small, independent retailers whose shops populate Alameda’s Park Street shopping district.
Photo courtesy of First Congregational Church Alameda.
Why does the Alameda Fire Department send a fire engine to a medical call? And how many police officers show up to handle a car accident? The Alamedan asked local police and fire leaders how many people they deploy for a host of different incidents, and why.
We live in such different times than the olden days, no matter how long ago the olden days were. Our species clearly requires at least a tribe for an individual to exist, let alone grow and flourish and procreate.
Christine Kovach and Susan Barber have faced death for decades, Kovach as a hospice social worker and now, therapist, and Barber as a hospice volunteer coordinator who spent a decade working with people who were dying or suffering from life-threatening illnesses. When they heard about death cafés, they wanted to start one.
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The Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.
The head of Alameda’s electric company is moving on to a new job after a half dozen years at the helm.
The Alameda Theatre has had many lives over its 81-year tenancy in the heart of the Island. One of them – a former dance club where Alameda’s young punks and goths once gathered – is being celebrated Saturday at the Pacific Pinball Museum.