The Alameda Food Bank has kicked off its annual turkey collection drive for the holidays at what promises to be yet another tough juncture for the Island’s poor and needy.
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Testimonials will be included in the materials we're putting together for our brand-new sponsorship program, which will give local companies an opportunity to demonstrate their support for community journalism made right here in Alameda. So by offering one, you'll be helping The Alamedan remain the Island's go-to resource for news on Alameda Point, City Hall, schools and more.
If you’re a regular reader of The Alamedan, you may have noticed a change a few months back in the way we handle reader comments: We no longer require you to register to comment on the site. We made the change to better facilitate conversations about the issues we’re tackling, and so far, it looks like we’re achieving that goal.
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If you're a regular visitor to The Alamedan, you may be noticing a few changes to our website. Advisory Board member (and web guru) Jack Boeger has been hard at work over these last few months on The Alamedan 2.0, and we're rolling out our more user-friendly (and prettier!) website today. The site's design incorporates a number of the suggestions you gave us for improving it earlier this year (including the white background). We're hoping you find the site easier to both navigate and read, both on your laptop and your phone. Feel free to let us know what you think about the new site by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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.
If you value what we do, we hope you’ll consider supporting us by making a contribution today.
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.
To view our photo slideshow, click the picture above. Photos by Jack Boeger and Donna Eyestone.
We had a great time at The Alamedan's Election Party on Tuesday night at Blue Danube, and we've got the pictures to prove it. A few dozen people stopped by for a glass of wine and the returns, including the mayor, some members of Alameda's City Council, school board and hospital board and a bevy of local candidates. The Alameda Sun's Dennis Evanosky even stopped by early to help us decorate (thanks Dennis!) while The Alamedan's team and Patch's Analisa Harangozo cranked out the night's news.
1. W.W. Chipman and Gideon Aughinbaugh
2. 1853; the name means “grove of poplar trees” and was selected by popular vote.
3. William Knowland
4. 1973; amended in 1991 to require new homes be built on a minimum of 2,000 square feet of land each
5. Alameda is a charter city, which gives Alameda flexibility to determine its own form of government.
6. 14 years (She started in 1998.)
7. Four, three; A
9. St Joseph Notre Dame, Encinal High, Alameda High; English, history and civics
10. Katharine Graham, former publisher of The Washington Post
We here at The Alamedan love Election Day so much that we’re celebrating with a pair of events, and we’re inviting you to join us!
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