Alameda businesses

On the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Fifth Street sits a little deli that’s easy to miss, but its sandwiches — stuffed with a generous serving of meat on a wonderfully fragrant choice of breads — are hard to forget. Just take a step inside this classic corner eatery, and you’ll see why Santoro’s Italian Market & Deli is a neighborhood gem.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence local news review. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.

In the mid-1950s, Alameda was home to the great comedienne Phyllis Diller. Fast forward to present day and meet Alameda gal, stand up comic, activist and motivational speaker Nina G.

With morning and evening commute traffic expected to grow as the Island develops, the pressure is on to get out of the car and onto a bike.

Spring is here, and even with the drought, flowers are blooming, and trees are putting on their frills. Over at Megan Small Photography, Megan Small is getting ready to celebrate her first year of business in Alameda (her sixth year overall) – and keeping busy with the demand that spring and the quickly approaching Mother’s and Father’s Day holidays create.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

Pagano’s Hardware Mart has occupied the corner of Lincoln Avenue and St. Charles Street for nearly 70 years. But in a few short months, the iconic Island shop, which bills itself as “so much more than a hardware store,” will be moving to a new location.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.

Wander down the cozy hall of Park Street Plaza, and you’ll find a charming shop that Park Street Business Association has named its 2014 Retailer of the Year.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

You probably don’t need to be told that this is the last shopping weekend before Christmas. This final weekend can test the strongest holiday spirit, but as the holiday stress crescendos, there’s one holiday tradition that can defuse my irritation instantly: Christmas trees.