Alameda featured in Chronicle article

Hey! Our little island in the San Francisco Bay is the subject of an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. In it, feelancer Dana Perrigan interviews such local notables as Woody Minor, Doug deHaan, Marie Gilmore and Pat Bail. I like this quote about development, from Bail:

“You can’t squeeze a size 16 woman in a size 4 dress,” says Bail, “and you can’t squeeze thousands of more people on this island.”

I like that Bail has such a vivid way of speaking.

And, too, I enjoyed this observation from real estate agent Jerry Nussbaum.

“At the Fourth of July Parade, half the town is watching the parade and the other half is in it.”

Which is something I myself have found myself to be true. The whole article is here.