‘Tis the season for us to take a little break, so The Alamedan will be signing off for the rest of the year and returning on January 2. But before we go, we’d like to thank every reader, commenter and contributor who supported us this year – and to let you know what we’ve been able to accomplish with your help and what we’re planning for 2013.
Neighbors discuss a fallen tree at San Antonio and Bay. Photos by Michele Ellson.
My children and I were at the window early Sunday morning, taking stock of the rain and the wind and the aftermath of their attack on the holiday decorations that were just beginning to sprout on neighbors’ homes and lawns. Across the street, a neighbor was getting into her car to head to work, and when she spotted us, she began pointing furiously down the block. Read more >> about Editor’s Note: A Tree Falls in Alameda
A few Saturdays ago, five Alameda residents gathered in a study room at the Main Library to draft a series of questions for local candidates running for City Council, the Board of Education and the Alameda Health Care District Board, which oversees Alameda Hospital. Members of the group said they wanted to gain a very specific sense of the candidates' values and their understanding of the opportunities and challenges before them and their ability to address those if elected to the offices they're seeking, and I'm hopeful you will find that the questionnaires they drafted on that day and refined in a series of e-mail exchanges that followed do just that.
Flo Rida is maxing out the speakers on the charter bus, but everyone’s too busy dancing to notice. It’s maybe a little before midnight Friday and we’re hurtling toward Alameda on 580, toward the successful conclusion of a night that will be remembered and rehashed through Facebook photos and knowing smiles as we pass each other on the street.
I’ve got a short FRF post for you today, to remind you that The Alamedan will be at Crab Cove for tonight’s final Concerts at the Cove gig. We’ll have the donation jar out, and a contribution of $5 earns you a chance to win one of our Alameda T-shirts (we’ll pick three winners). You can also sign up to receive our daily e-mail with the day’s featured news, and we’ll take your news tips and site suggestions too. Stop on over at our table and say hi! Read more >> about Fundraising Friday: Stop by, say hi!