Anne Kronenberg was a typist in her early 20s when Harvey Milk asked her to manage his 1977 campaign for San Francisco supervisor. And over the months Kronenberg worked as campaign manager and then aide to the larger-than-life Milk – the first openly gay man elected to political office in the United States – he became a political mentor, father figure and friend whose passion for equality left a lasting mark on society. Read more >> about Event celebrates Harvey Milk's legacy
The Brookings Institution has released a new book that shows poverty in America's suburbs is rising faster than in its cities. According to the book, poverty in the suburbs surrounding the county's major metros has risen twice as fast over the past decade than it has in the cities themselves. Here's a glimpse of how many Alamedans have lived in poverty over the past several decades. Read more >> about Poverty in the suburbs: The Alameda edition
We celebrated our house’s 100th birthday with a party Sunday and a high old time was had by all. Emphasis on “old.” We played songs from the era, ate food that had been first introduced in 1913 (Mallomars, Cracker Jacks, Lifesavers and a punch out of the turn of the century) and several of the guests came in appropriate costume for the period. Most of our guests brought food from recipes gathered from an Internet search for “vintage recipes of 1913.” Read more >> about Amblin’ Alameda: House Party
Edan, 15, and his brother Casey, 13, skateboard the streets of Alameda, looking for what they call "skate spots." Security guards, police and angsty adults often shoo them and their skate pals from favored places - which means they are constantly moving on ... sneaking magical moments of freedom on steps and edges and sloping streets. They also write, shoot video and take photos. With them, in this blog, you'll discover the hidden world of skateboarders as they explore the city week by week.