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California Attorney General Rob Bonta, right, listens as Rabbi Meir Shmotkin  addresses the more than 500 people in attendance at the the lighting of the  Hanukkah menorah at Alameda Point last Sunday. The menorah was fashioned out of Lego blocks earlier in the day at Rittler Park.
Menorah Lighting at Point

On Sunday, Nov. 28, Chabad of Alameda hosted a Hanukkah celebration with the lighting of a 7-foot Hanukkah menorah built entirely out of Legos at Rittler Park.

The evening included...

Plans afoot for Pennzoil Site

Ekene Ikeme

A housing developer submitted a preliminary application to transform the former Pennzoil store site at 2015 Grand St. into a townhome development. The project application, filed...

City Works to Mitigate Future Hazards

The City of Alameda’s award-winning Climate Action & Resiliency Plan sets the ambitious goal of reducing dangerous carbon emissions by 50 percent below the level they were in 2005 by 2030,...

A Day to Remember Those Killed

Bike Alameda hosted a Safe Streets Rally and Memorial Ride on Sunday to honor the four people kill by drivers in collisions so far this year: Fred Zehnder, Cleofas Guzman, Nickolas Bianchi, and...

Here we go again

Dennis Evanosky

Just after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, a driver of an SUV heavily damaged the fence that defines the entrance to Lincoln Park.

This marks the third time in the...

Jets Defense Bails Team Out in Gritty League Win

By Encinal Journalism

As the Encinal Jets entered the fourth quarter down 22-18 to Berkeley High School, they turned to a player they’ve relied on numerous times this season: junior Marques...

Annabel Jones - (top) Encinal High School quarterback Garrett Deatherage throws one of his six touchdowns against Newark Memorial on August 27. (left) Jets running back Fred Tyler runs for a short gain against the Cougars on the road in the first game of the 2021 Fall season. The 48-6 victory was the Jets’ first win since the 2019 season.
Jets, Hornets Win Openers

Encinal Journalism

Encinal High School (EHS) defeated Newark Memorial, 48-6, last Friday night in the season opener for the Jets.

Senior quarterback Garrett Deatherage threw a...

Junior Golf Season Ends
Junior Golf Season Ends

Alameda Junior Golf season drew to a close last Wednesday, Aug. 11. The golfers, ages 7 to 13, played their last rounds for the 2021 season at the Mif Albright Par-3 Golf Course in Corica Park....

Oakland Public LIbrary, Oakland History Room
Enjoy Old-Time Baseball at Washington Park

Dennis Evanosky

This Saturday, July 11, the Oakland Colonels will treat Alamedans to a base ball (two words, please) game that follows 1886 rules and etiquette. The players will use 1886...

Alamedan Wins NCAA 5,000 Meter

Last Friday, June 11, in Eugene, Ore. at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Alamedan and University of Oregon runner Cooper Teare won the 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) with the second fastest time...

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...

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 “...

Alameda Scouts Come through for Food Bank

Alameda Scouts delivered 19,689 pounds of food to the Alameda Food Bank, the bounty of this year’s record-breaking Scouting for Food Drive. The non-perishable food donated by residents throughout...

CMS Announces 2022 Medicare Part B Premiums

On Nov. 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 Medicare Parts A and B premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts, and the 2022 Part D income-related...

Garrett Deatherage consoles fellow senior Kam Cole after the  Jets 42-23 playoff loss to Miramonte.
Encinal’s Season Ends at Home

Encinal High School (EHS) were upset by Miramote High School (MHS) of Orinda, 42-23, on Nov. 12 at Willie Stargell Field in the first round of the North Coast Section Div. 5 playoffs. MHS, the six...

Juliana Johnson (left) and Olivia Willard (right) pose  next to the championship bracket after winning the  WACC tournament double’s competition.
AHS Duo Win Conference Tournament

Alameda High School (AHS) women tennis players Juliana Johnson and Olivia Willard won the double’s tournament at the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) individual championships on Nov. 5th and...

The City of Alameda’s award-winning Climate Action & Resiliency Plan sets the ambitious goal of reducing dangerous carbon emissions by 50 percent below the level they were in 2005 by 2030, through equitable improvements in transportation, buildings, energy use, and waste management.

The City is now updating its Climate Adaptation & Hazard Mitigation Plan, which addresses the hazards of earthquakes, floods, sea level and groundwater rise, tsunamis, heat, smoke, power outages, and dam failure inundation.

Feature Articles

Photographer Neil Geller won the Alameda on Camera’s Marketing Award for a photograph that features an oddity in modern-day Alameda — a water tower and outbuildings in a residential area. Frank Testa built these on Calhoun Street along with a Colonial Revival-style home.
Feature Articles
Dec, 01 2021

Sun Staff Reports

Workers here take but one of the steps required when paving a street. City staff must first coordinate with Alameda Municipal Power, PG&E, EBMUD, telecoms, developers, and its own sewer master plan. This coordination is required to ensure that none of those agencies (or our own forces) will soon cut into a newly paved street to maintain those agencies’ infrastructure underneath that street. For one of its next projects, the city plans to take on that strip of Grand Street that stretches from Shore Line
Feature Articles
Nov, 24 2021

The City has identified Grand Street between Shore Line Drive and Encinal Avenue as a high priority for pavement improvements.

No matter where you live on the Island, a coffee shop  has recently opened near you. Brendan Doherty and  Rebecca Brown welcome you to stop by Signal Coffee  Roasters on Webster Street.
Feature Articles
Nov, 17 2021

Coffee culture is alive and well in Alameda with the grand opening and reopening of four new cafes. No matter where you live on the Island, one has recently opened near you.

LIFESTYLE

photo credit Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) announced that Pam Williams retired on June 17, 2021 after an extraordinary 36-year career with the organization
Island Arts
Jun, 24 2021
Sun Staff Reports Williams served as the Director of Alameda Island Kids (AIK) licensed...
These illustrations, perhaps appropriate and stylish for the time, accompanied an article and advertisements in the Encinal. The depictions of policemen in the image at left may have meant to discourage drunken revelers and “roughs” known to frequent Alameda’s bayside resorts and multiple drinking establishments.
History|Island Arts
Apr, 08 2021
On an auspicious date in Alameda history often overlooked, Aug. 8, 1902, at 7:30 a.m., the Alameda...
Island Arts|Kids Stuff
Nov, 05 2020
The Alameda Education Foundation brings together artists Salma Arastu, Nia Jourdan (Virginia...
Maurice Ramirez &nbsp&nbsp A Gamelan Sekar Jaya dancer entertains students during a live performance before the COVID-19 outbreak. Zoom performances are now the norm. Rhythmix Cultural Works will host a Zoom program on Saturday, Aug. 29, to help raise funds for its PAL program.
Island Arts
Aug, 20 2020
Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) is embarking on one of its most ambitious arts undertakings this year...
Island Arts
Aug, 20 2020
Once made promises Daily now badly broken History repeats.

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....