Guest commentary: Southern Alameda needs proposed Niles Canyon trail

As the county supervisors who represent eastern and southern Alameda County, we are committed to building public support for a unique transportation project that would promote exercise and recreation, preserve precious natural resources and protect public safety. 
Fremont approves pedestrian-bicycle bridge between Warm Springs BART station and a new planned "innovation district" with 4,000 homes, elementary school and office space; Hayward mulls the end of June municipal elections.  
 
Jackie Burrell
Total Wine & More is opening its first superstore in the Bay Area next week with a second to follow in Mountain View later this year  
 
"Love in the Wilderness" is the theme of a hike from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Sunol Regional Wilderness, led by naturalist Cat Taylor. The group will look for "amorous amphibians and rapturous raptors."  
 
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, 37417 Niles Blvd., will host the following screenings and events for a suggested donation of $5 per person for members and $7 for non-members, unless otherwise noted: Saturday, Feb.  
 
James Sakane
Year of the Monkey starts Feb. 8  
 
THIS WEEKEND'A Touch of Red'An exhibit featuring the work of seven abstract artists called "A Touch of Red" is scheduled until Saturday, Feb.  
 
On Jan. 29 at Weibel Elementary School, Fremont Unified School District crowned the latest group of champions at its 2016 Spelling Bee.  
 
High school students write about 'My Life in the East Bay  
 
James Sakane
Previously served on Fremont City Council, Assembly  
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7