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Coroner Identifies Motorcyclist Killed in Crash

The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau has identified Alameda resident Joel Alexander White as the fatal victim of the Saturday, Jan. 15, motorcycle crash on the 2200 block of Webster Street.

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Workshop Held to Discuss Shopping Center Zoning

On Jan. 10th, the Planning Board held a public workshop to review a proposed zoning code amendment to permit and encourage housing developments on shopping center sites to accommodate the Regional...

Sherman Street Reopening

The road connecting Atlantic Avenue and Sherman Street between Buena Vista Avenue and Wind River Road reopened on Jan. 14. The street was closed to accommodate for construction around the historic...

Alameda Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspects

Alameda Police Department (APD) is searching for two suspects who took part in an armed robbery in which one of the suspects fired a gunshot inside a store on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

According...

Alamedan Looking to Win Big On Wheel of Fortune

Alameda resident Jeané Blunt will be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune on Friday, Jan. 14.

Blunt works as an IT communications and licensing coordinator for the University of California and...

Alamedan Named Among Top Collegiate Baseball Players

Alameda native and Saint John’s University (SJU) junior Max Nyrop was named to the 2022 D3baseball.com Preseason All-America first team on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Nyrop, a designated hitter,...

Youth Softball/Baseball Leagues Registration Now Open

The registration periods for Alameda Girls Softball Association (AGSA) and Alameda Little League’s 2022 spring recreational leagues are now open.

The AGSA league registration is now...

Jets Finish Second at Holiday Jamboree

Holding a 41-31 halftime lead, the Jets looked one step closer to their first holiday tournament championship in several years. However, a Miramonte High School team, riding a five-game winning...

Jets Start Fast, Finish Strong Against Pilots

Eighteen days off between games is a long break for a team trying to find its rhythm. But rust wasn’t a factor for the Encinal High School (EHS) women’s basketball team when they defeated the St....

Encinal Bounces Back

Encinal High School men’s basketball team went 1-1 last week. The Jets lost, 41-39, to St. Mary’s High of Albany on Dec. 15 before bouncing back to defeat Piedmont High School, 64-60, on Dec. 17....

Dr. Natalie  Gelman
Raising Children

I continue to be surprised at how many parents do not teach their children to participate in responsibilities around the house. We set a model for how our children will be as they grow, and we...

Dr. Natalie  Gelman
We Are Able to Change

I saw an interview with Merry Clayton. She was a back ground singer in the 60’s. The documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom included much of the work she did. She was a Raylette, when she worked...

PG&E Offers Californians Lifesaving Tips for National Preparedness Month

Sun Staff Reports

The fall season has begun, and bone-dry drought conditions have made the western United States a tinderbox prime for wildfires. That, combined with the threat of...

Alameda Family Services to Assist City in Responding to Mental Health Crises
Alameda Family Services to Assist City in Responding to Mental Health Crises

Karin Kim Jensen

At the September 21st City Council meeting, the Council authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Alameda Family Services (AFS) to provide...

The Generation Gap

A few years ago, the font on my email became very tiny. I explored trying to figure out how to change it, and I was unsuccessful. I called my daughter and asked her to help me. She told me to go...

Bay Farm Students Win District Awards

Bay Farm School student Benjamin Chee won the Intermediate Award of Excellence at the Peralta District level of the National PTA’s Reflections Art Program.

This year’s theme was “I will...

Girl Scouts Cookies are One Click Away

Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNC), will kick-off their 2022 Cookie Season on Feb. 1 with the debut of the new AdventurefulsTM cookie, and offer new ways for customers to find and buy...

Alameda H.S. Students Tackle Big Issues Through Art

Alameda High School’s (AHS) Career Technical Education (CTE) students used their design skills to turn art into activism by producing powerful posters that promote vaccines, ecology and anti-...

Alameda Boy Scout Troop 11 Kicks Off

50th Annual Christmas Tree Pick Up Program

Alameda Boy Scout Troop 11 is proud to announce it has launched its 50th Annual Christmas Tree Pick Up and Recycling Program this holiday season....

Ketchup in Spaaaaaaaaaace!

After dominating the ketchup market on Earth for almost 150 years, H.J. Heinz wants to ensure future space travelers also have access to the tomatoey spread. On Nov. 9, the company unveiled its “...

The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau has identified Alameda resident Joel Alexander White as the fatal victim of the Saturday, Jan. 15, motorcycle crash on the 2200 block of Webster Street.

According to an Alameda Police Department (APD) report, the incident happened just before 1 a.m. White, 37, was ejected from his motorcycle after he lost control of the vehicle. Moments later, while lying on the street, another motorist collided with White. When APD officers located White he was unresponsive. APD said he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Feature Articles

Alameda native and Saint John’s University (SJU) junior Max Nyrop was named to the 2022 D3baseball.com Preseason All-America first team on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Alameda Police Department (APD) is searching for two suspects who took part in an armed robbery in which one of the suspects fired a gunshot inside a store on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Feature Articles
Jan, 06 2022

Nancy McPeak and Mike Cooper are happy to announce the marriage of Emily McPeak Cooper and Kyle Stephen Nash on August 27, 2021 at the Redwood Grove, U C Berkeley Botanical Gardens.

Rhythmix Cultural Works is gearing up with an exciting new season for 2022, bringing you art, culture, community and music in a mix of online, in-person and outdoor offerings.

LIFESTYLE

Island Arts
Jan, 20 2022
The Food Bank Players will be holding auditions for their production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado...
Island Arts
Jan, 20 2022
Frank Bette Center for the Arts is presenting a Pop-Up Art show throughout the month of February...
Last month, Alamedan Dawn Lemoine, brought the 80-year-old Oakland Christmas Bird Count into the...
Island Arts
Jan, 13 2022
Fruit trees can be planted in fall, winter, or spring, but only in winter are bare root trees...
Island Arts
Jan, 13 2022
The opening ceremony for Calimar, by artist Rossella Scapini, was held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021,...

History

Firefighters were able to  stop the flames from jumping Park Street except  at Webb. Flames spared the rest of the west side  of Park, but badly damaged the east side.
The Great Park Street Fire

Smoke still pours from a fire neighborhood east of Park that destroyed much of the Street along Santa Clara and Webb avenues on Jan. 7, 1920. This is a detail of a panorama taken from Webb by an...

A close look at this painting  reveals the fence that now  defines the entrance to Lincoln  Park. The home pictured here  was once the residence of R. R.  Thompson, who supplied the city  with its drinking water. Thompson  Avenue bears his name. Read more  about Thompson and the fate of this  palatial mansion .
Steamboat Captain once Called Alameda Home

A close look at this painting reveals the fence that now defines the entrance to Lincoln Park. The home pictured here was once the residence of R. R. Thompson, who supplied the city with its...

Two of Alameda’s streets honor early 20th-century writers. Pictured on the far left is George Sterling. Jack London is seated second from right. This week we’ll look into Sterling Avenue on the East End. The street has an interesting connection to the Pond family and Alameda Hospital. Next week, we’ll meet Jack London, who lived in Alameda when he was a wee lad. Pictured with Sterling and London are writers Mary Austin and Jimmie Hooper.
A Pair of Alameda Streets Recall Writers

Two of Alameda’s streets honor early 20th-century writers. Pictured on the far left is George Sterling. Jack London is seated second from right. This week we’ll look into Sterling Avenue on the...

Photo Sweet Peas and Saffron
StopWaste’s Holiday Recipes and Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Fall and winter holiday celebrations often mean connecting or gathering with friends and family with food bringing us together. But sometimes this can also mean ending up with more food than we...

It’s going to take more than just one car wash to clean  the ectoplasm off this SUV
Alamedans Ain’t Afraid of no Ghosts

Sun Staff Reports

While working the graveyard shift over the Halloween weekend, the Alameda Sun received its first ghost inspection courtesy of resident Ghostbuster Austin Goldin. Mr....