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FIELD TRIP FRIDAY: This photo might make you think of Pleasantville, but it's actually an image of Alameda from 1935. The "Kaliski Building" is located on the left at the intersection of Alameda Ave and Park Street. It still stands today. Built in 1925, the lower floor held a market and the upstairs was used for apartments. P.S. - On the right side of the image, did you happen to notice the building that is standing where the entrance to the Redwood Square alley now exists? (photo via Arcadia Publishing and the FIELDtrip app: http://www.fieldtripper.com/c/f8i4R841gPU/the-kaliski-building-1935) #Alameda #FieldtripFriday

Q's Halal Chicken, Alameda: Good kabobs, great prices

Alameda has some great kabobs going on at Q's Halal Chicken, which just celebrated its first anniversary.<p>The restaurant was previously a kabob shop, which was open a few years with multiple changes in ownership, before Q Samad and his father, Sam, who is also the head chef, took it over and began …

Alameda

One Day in Oakland

Jack London and Oak trees, fire artists and urban blight – oops – urban renewal, sorry mayor. What to make of a town like Oakland, California depends …

Oakland Nonprofits You Should Know

<b>By Anchal Bibra</b><p>I am constantly inspired by all the amazing organizations and community movements in Oakland. There are many wonderful nonprofits …

Nonprofits

19 deliciously multi-task-y things to do in Oakland, March 21 - 27

We are busy, busy people, Oakland. You know what busy people do best? Multitask like crazy. So this week, cram some education into your fun. Smoosh …

Hidden (and Not So Hidden) Gems of Oakland

<b>By Leanne LaBo</b><p>This February I celebrated my seventh anniversary as an Oakland resident. I’m hesitant to admit it, but growing up in San Francisco, I …

San Francisco

#MeatlessMonday, Food+Beer Pairings, and Local Love

Thursday I met up with Dan and Ashley from Bison Brewing, Carlo and Geneva of Savor Oakland food tours, and the folks at Forge Pizza in Jack London …

Oakland crime issue goes far deeper than racial profiling

It's easier to discredit the Oakland Police Department than it is to take a hard, sobering look at the crime that drives a police officer's actions in the field.<p>The department's recent report on the race and ethnicity of the people who get pulled over or stopped by Oakland police officers showed …

African-American News

29 things to do in Oakland where you will by-golly learn things and you will like it, April 4 - 10

Did you think you were going to get through this week and not learn a dang thing, Oakland? Pah! The odds are decidedly against it. Just <i>try</i> not to …