As many are aware, on, November 16, marked a pair of significant milestones for Alameda’s resident aircraft carrier.
Here's a graphic that explains how to play the dreidel game.
The Pacific Pinball Museum is planning to lease and restore the city's long-vacant Carnegie Library, its leaders announced Monday, a move that will keep the museum on-Island.
The 11-year-old museum's leaders and the city have signed a letter of intent detailing plans for the museum to lease the 111-year-old library building, at the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Oak Street, for 30 years. The museum would also complete restoration of the old library, with costs estimated at $3.5 million.
I must confess right off the bat that I know absolutely nothing about Peruvian food, and not much more about Peru except that it's in South America, they have llamas there, and it is home to the famous Incan historic site, Machu Picchu.
Photo courtesy of Rigging International.
The Bay Bridge troll has a sibling – whose address is right here in Alameda.
For nearly a quarter century, the second troll has adorned the lobby of Rigging International. But this week the trolls were reunited, when the original joined his sibling in an exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.
Beth Murray has lived and worked on the island of Alameda for most of the last decade. As a certified classical homeopath, she has practiced at Back to Life Wellness Center on Webster Street for several years and has also maintained a practice in Marin County.
Anyone who has spent time touring Alameda, whether by car, bike or foot, will notice a series of red signs with black trim placed around the city depicting a group of people standing next to a steam engine. Many residents – or even longtime visitors – know that these signs are more than just a monument to a bygone era of travel by steam trains, but they mark the locations of Alameda’s many train stations. These signs, along with the train trestle that still stands crossing the estuary at Fruitvale, are the only remaining remnants of the network of rails that once inhabited the city.
I come by my devotion to Eastern European soul food honestly. My grandparents were ethnic Poles and there are similarities in dishes prepared in the Baltic nations. (My maiden name is Luczaj, and even I can't pronounce it properly.) So it was with great anticipation that I awaited the opening of what is touted to be the only Lithuanian restaurant in the western United States.
Alameda musicians Mark Showalter and Pat Potter played together in bands as teenagers, and they’re still playing music together today as part of the Pink Floyd cover band House of Floyd.
Restaurant Review: Acapulco Restaurant, 2100 Lincoln Avenue 239-4912
Just after this column debuted last month, reader Nancy Ely e-mailed me saying she had heard the Acapulco Restaurant was re-opening and asked if I had any details. I didn't, but my tipster told me the iconic Alameda eatery had been purchased by East Bay restaurateur Michael Wiesner, owner of San Leandro's popular Paradiso and Castro Valley's Boulevard Burger.
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