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Maya Angelou. File photo/Wikimedia.
Brainwashed_In_Church May 29, 2014 at 06:08 pm
Computers and virtual machines can write poetry (and play chess) better than humans can anyway.Read More Poets are obsolete.
Jim B. May 29, 2014 at 06:10 pm
Andy, you are a troll and an ahole.
SA May 30, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Power to the People! @ Jim you should get a handle on your anger issues.
Pete Seeger closes the Clearwater Festival two years ago with a song. Credit: Ossining-Croton-on-Hudson Patch
He wrote some beautiful songs. "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" If I Had a Hammer",Read More "Turn, Turn, Turn". I love Eva Cassidy's version of his song "Oh, Had I a Golden Thread".
Carol Parker January 22, 2014 at 07:11 am
So sorry to hear the news. Let's hope the City honors her memory in some appropriate and meaningfulRead More way.
Carol Parker January 22, 2014 at 07:12 am
So sorry to hear the news. Let's hope the City honors her in some appropriate and meaningful way.
Old School January 22, 2014 at 11:06 am
Mary was definitely a huge part of Alameda's history & will be missed greatly. THANK YOU MaryRead More for all you have done & now heaven will be a better place with you there, Rest in Peace
Bryant Cash-Welch. Patch file photo.
Matthew Pearce January 10, 2014 at 07:40 am
We really lost a phonominal human being on the Island. Bryant inspired so many young people.
phastingsesq January 10, 2014 at 08:44 am
I never got to meet Bryant but I know the cast and crew of AHS's spring musical will miss himRead More terribly. Condolences to his spouse and other loved ones.
Andrea R. Gravenhise January 10, 2014 at 09:08 pm
Love you Dad.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche
Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 19, 2013 at 08:32 am
Such a young guy. Glad his family could be with him. Here's an article about the rescue mission onRead More which Obendorf was injured. http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1962946/
Jon Spangler December 20, 2013 at 08:48 pm
Excerpts rom the press release: The 166-foot Alaska Mist, with 22 crewmen aboard, suffered aRead More mechanical failure and became disabled and adrift 30 miles northwest of Amak Island Saturday….. The Resolve Pioneer (tug) departed Dutch Harbor early Sunday...(and) made several attempts to establish a tow before suffering a towing equipment failure and moving off station to effect repairs. The crew of the Alaska Mist, having drifted to just within 10 miles of shore, was able to anchor successfully to await further assistance. Once on scene, the Waesche crew arranged the transportation of non-essential crewmembers from the Alaska Mist. During the first transfer of passengers on Monday night, a Waesche crewmember was injured while recovering the small boat. A Coast Guard helicopter crew transported the member to Cold Bay for a commercial medevac to Anchorage and further medical care. The incident is under investigation. Weather conditions at the time of the initial incident and the tug crew's attempts to tow the vessel were 35 mph winds and seas of 5 to 10 feet with rain. During the Waesche's transfer of personnel and tow set up weather was reportedly 40 to 46 mph winds with seas of 10 feet. The Waesche crew safely towed the Alaska Mist to Unalaska Island Thursday, and the Pioneer Resolve took the final leg of the tow into Dutch Harbor. For more information contact Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst at 907-321-1866. ###
Harold Camping in 2011. Patch file photo.
Michael John Torrey December 18, 2013 at 03:06 pm
Attn: Dixie Jordan Date: December 18, 2013 RE: Mr. Harold Camping While his SpiritRead More walks among us may his body rest in peace. His prediction was not entirely wrong. After all this World came to an end for him. I wonder what he is going to do now with all that funding he collected to save a World that is over for him? Or is it? Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
Anabella Maria Fontini Della Rossa La Bellissima December 19, 2013 at 08:19 am
Maybe, just maybe, in Camping's will he decided to give generously of all his ill-gotten gains toRead More all of the non-profits, causes, and charities of Alameda. Then again, probably not.
Carol Parker December 19, 2013 at 08:43 am
Maybe now that he's dead Alameda's name won't be dragged through the mud any longer when he'sRead More mentioned. His obit made the NY Times and of course Alameda was referenced.
Photo of Robert “Bob” Blomberg, courtesy of Mike Maurice
Doug deHaan June 19, 2013 at 05:27 pm
Absolutely right, Bob was an outstanding golfer and a great Alamedan! During a recent conversationRead More with Bob at Jim’s On the Course, we talked about how quickly people forget about ones accomplishments. He laughed and said, “Bob who?” He was a first-class gentleman and he always had a kind word and keen sense of humor. Bob will positively be etched into the history of Alameda Golf and his legacy will live on forever. Doug deHaan
Bob Shiells April 9, 2013 at 03:37 pm
I had the privilege of working for the Alameda Police Department for nearly 30 years. I got to knowRead More Terry as a councilmember and mayor. He was always very professional and maintained a great relationship with City workers, particularly police officers and firefighters. I was always impressed with gentleman's way and genuine love for the City. His family has my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Bob Shiells
Kathleen C. Woulfe April 18, 2013 at 01:51 pm
You are all in our thoughts and prayers . The Woulfe Family
R. Llorens April 23, 2013 at 03:29 pm
Belated condolences to the La Croix family. I have many fond memories of my childhood and teen yearsRead More in Alameda when your dad was Mayor. Many will miss him dearly. No one will forget his good works during his administration – that will forever be a part of the city history, which he loved so much.
Al Wright March 20, 2013 at 01:29 pm
And Ryan Kellogg, who we just lost. He was a casualty of his war just as much as someone who diedRead More in country. Let's not forget all the vets coming home with all the horrors of war in their heads, and not finding any relief once they get back home. This is about the anniversary of us starting the war in Iraq, but we also need to remember those soldiers we have lost in Afghanistan, whether it's an anniversary year or not. Their families grieve ALL the time, not just on an anniversary.
Jon Spangler April 11, 2013 at 05:41 pm
The Le Soleil Brille Toujours (The Sun Always Shines) fundraiser dinner is tomorrow night--Friday,Read More April 12--at the "O" Club at 641 West Redline Avenue on the base at Alameda Point: http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/Recreation/ARPD-Rentals
Jon Spangler April 11, 2013 at 05:42 pm
The fundraiser starts at 5:30 PM.
Katherine Porter August 30, 2013 at 03:35 pm
I am deeply saddened by the news. Every encounter I had with Le Soleil Brille Toujours was warm,Read More friendly, and memorable. My condolences.
Carol Parker August 2, 2012 at 03:48 pm
What an incredible loss for the community and the young people she served. I had the privilege ofRead More interviewing her awhile ago for Alameda Patch and learned about the important work she was doing. My heart goes out to her colleagues and family. A link to the article about her project is here: http://alameda.patch.com/articles/program-for-sexually-exploited-youth-to-expand
Gabrielle Dolphin May 26, 2011 at 03:19 pm
Though I did not know Brandon, nor his family, personally, I feel the pain and loss for the VillageRead More of Alameda. We have lost a beautiful child. My prayers are with Brandon, with the family in this most difficult time. Rev. Gabrielle
Karen Marie Williams August 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm
My Name Is Karen And My Sister Pam Practically Grew Up With The Mendoza Family - Tommy, Timmy AndRead More Tammy!! My When Pam Told Me About Brandon's Passing I Felf Immediate Heartbreak For The Whole Family!!! - I Live In Santa Clara, CA Now But My Heart And Soul Will Always Remain In My HomeTown Of Alameda, CA!!! God Bless You All!! And My Love Always - Karen Williams
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