When I first
came to Alameda, I was charmed by its home town appeal unlike so many large cities in the Bay Area. Much of it seemed to be part of an old movie
set with tree lined streets, Victorian era homes situated around mossy green
parks, and children playing games in the school yard. While my arrival was more than 15 years ago,
I am pleased to say, that the charm is still there–and more.It has rebuilt one of its most attractive Art Deco theaters–the Alameda
Theater--into an award winning complex, and yet continues to support a tiny,
but mighty, theater in the round at the other end the island-the Altarena
Playhouse. It’s Fourth of
July parade is one of the largest west of the Mississippi, and children and
parents from Cub Scouts, churches, the Boys and Girls club and assorted soccer
and baseball teams proudly create mini floats and ride aboard waving flags and
laughing out loud as the parade weaves through the city. The saying is
true. Alameda is “one of the best kept
secrets” in the Bay area, and I am going to tell you about it–but you have to
keep the secret!
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