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Alameda City Hall, Santa Clara Ave and Oak St, Alameda, CA
Neighbors help clean "All Lives Matter" graffiti off of the car of a Black Alameda resident after it was vandalized the night before. (Rachel Wellman/Instagram)
Cheng Wang, co-owner of the MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza restaurant, left, discusses the menu with diners, Ethan Rippy, center, and Ellie Vu in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, May 22, 2020. As part of Sacramento County's extended Stage 2 reopening plan, dine-in restaurants and retail stores were allowed to open noon Friday after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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    Erica Anderson

    Erica Anderson is thrilled to join the Spaceship Media team. She is a recent graduate of the Social Journalism program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Erica spent the last two years working in news deserts with underserved communities. Before she was a journalist, Erica was a filmmaker and producer and co-founded a start-up for crowdfunding and distribution platform for independent film based in Los Angeles and NYC.

    Michael Waldman

    Michael Waldman is a life-long resident of Alameda and a rising sophomore at UCLA excited to join the Spaceship team. A graduate of Alameda High School in 2019, his journalistic experience ranges from editor-in-chief of his high school yearbook to assistant Sports editor at UCLA's Daily Bruin, after spending this past year as a Women's basketball beat writer. He loves the A's, 49ers, and Warriors, and can be seen on the average day taking care of his guinea pig, Marshmallow.

    Adriana García

    Adriana García is Director of Innovation at Spaceship Media. During a JSK fellowship at Stanford in 2017, she focused on ways for news to reach underserved populations. Previously, she was a visual journalist and manager at The Times-Picayune where she was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and daughter. They frequently visit Nani and Tati in Douglas where they climb D Hill to look for cows.

    Eve Pearlman

    Eve Pearlman is a life-long journalist with an interest in building communities, supporting meaningful conversation, and providing the people the information they need to be active participants in democracy. Before launching Spaceship Media in 2016, she was a reporter and columnist for the Alameda Journal from 2005 until 2010 when she launched Alameda Patch. She has also worked with news and social media start-ups. She has happily made her home in Alameda since 2000, and is the proud mom of two college-age young adults, both of whom are excellent writers and reporters. [email protected]