Alameda Unified School District -- A rendering of the new Wood Middle School campus.
Wood School Rebuild Update

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) recently gave an update on the new construction project at Wood Middle School.

In a...

Google Maps -- Admiral Cove’s 150 units will be subject to the city’s Rent Control Ordinance after an administrative hearing.
Rent Control Protection Confirmed for Admirals Cove Apartments

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the City of Alameda announced an Independent Hearing Officer ruled that 150 units at the Admirals Cove Property is subject to the city’s rent control regulations. The...

Pyka -- Pyka will build autonomous electric planes at Alameda Point after council approved their agreement Sept. 5.
Council Approves Aviation Co. Lease

At its Sept. 5 meeting, the Alameda City Council approved a lease agreement with Pyka Inc. for Building 39 located at 950 West Tower Ave. at Alameda Point. The ordinance passed with a 4-1 vote....

Courtesy photo Alameda’s Main Street Ferry Terminal will be closed for improvements next month. On June 23, WETA announced the ferry system exceeded 10,000 daily riders, a post-pandemic milestone.
Main Street Ferry Terminal to Close Temporarily Next Month for Repairs

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), the operating agency for the San Francisco Bay Ferry service, announced the Main Street Alameda Ferry Terminal will...

Alameda Police Department
Suspect Arrested; ID'd in Connection with Body Found Along Alameda Shoreline

On Sept. 6, the United States Marshals Service arrested 42-year-old Joseph Roberts in connection with the death of 27-year-old Rachel Elizabeth Imani Buckner whose remains were found floating near...

SJND Volleyball Instagram -- The SJND volleyball team won two matches this week including a straight sweep against Valley Christian in a total of 48 minutes.
Alameda Sports Weekly Roundup: Sept. 18 to 24


  • Alameda High School (AHS) defeated Encinal High School, 34-0 (Sept. 22)
  • Encinal High School (EHS) lost to Alameda High School, 34-0 (Sept. 22)
Alameda High Flag Football Instagram -- The Alameda High girls’ flag football team celebrates after defeating Piedmont High, 13-0, in the school’s first ever flag football game on Sept. 14.
Inaugural Flag Football Season Begins

Alameda and Encinal high schools scored victories in their first sanctioned flag football games on Thursday, Sept. 14.

The Alameda High School (AHS) flag football team defeated Piedmont...

CastroCoaching Instagram -- Alameda High junior Naveen Dawson and senior Nate Carter (right) cross the finish line together at the Nike De La Salle Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Alameda Sports Weekly Roundup: Sept. 11 to 17


  • Alameda High School (AHS): no games
  • Encinal High School (EHS) lost to Piedmont High School, 41-3 (Sept. 15)

Women’s Volleyball:

SJND Volleyball Instagram -- SJND Pilots finished third at the Irvington Invitational.
Alameda Sports Weekly Roundup: Sept. 4 to 10


  • Alameda High School (AHS) defeated Mills High School of Millbrae, 18-10 (Sept. 8)
  • Encinal High School (EHS) lost to Redwood High of Larkspur, 51-0 (Sept. 8...
Mary-Jo Knight -- Val Buschor (right) receives the Club Championship trophy from Beatrice Lebrec.
Buschor Wins Alameda Nine Hole Club Championship

The Alameda Nine Hole Women’s Golf Club finished the Club Championship event on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Corica Park with last year’s champion, Beatrice Lebrec passing the trophy to this year’s winner...

Courtesy Centre for Neuro Skills -- The BEFAST acronym stands for Balance, Eyes, Face, Arms, Speech and Time. If the first five appear, it’s time call 911.
BEFAST: The Acronym That Can Save Lives

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting approximately 795,000 people each year. Per the American Stroke Association (ASA), “a stroke occurs when a blood vessel...

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...

Chris Setera -- The IslandHacks organizers put on the Hackathon event that was attended by 80 students.
Coding craze: Island Hackathon Inspires Alameda Students

On Sept. 16, 80 high schoolers from all over Alameda gathered at Encinal High School’s media center to participate in a coding hackathon. The event, hosted by IslandHacks, exceeded expectations as...

Student Board Members Announced

At its Aug. 22 meeting, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education appointed two new student board members alongside returning member Talia Kotovsky of Alameda High School....

Alameda Main Library -- Teen Advisory Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month.
Alameda Library Seeks Teen Input on Upcoming Projects

The Alameda Library holds its Teen Advisory Board meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. For September, the meeting will take place Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Stafford...

Marci Nettles -- Student partners work together to identify and document birds at the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary.
Wood Middle School Incubating Young Birders

Last October, Wood Middle School’s (WMS) sixth grade students took their first class trip to the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary. The day of walking, watching and sketching kicked off a series of six...

Alameda Education Foundation -- The Alameda Asteroids Cross Country Running Club is one of the many after school classes available for students.
After School Classes Coming Soon

The return of the academic school year also brings the return of Alameda Education Foundation’ (AEF) After School Enrichment Classes. The program offers hundreds of after school classes for...

At its Sept. 5 meeting, the Alameda City Council approved a lease agreement with Pyka Inc. for Building 39 located at 950 West Tower Ave. at Alameda Point. The ordinance passed with a 4-1 vote. Councilmember Trish Herrera Spencer represented the lone dissenting vote.

Feature Articles

Laria Pippen -- Debi Ryan (left) shows off her latte in an OKAPI Reusables cup to go. Island Savoy baristas, Michael and Ben enthusiastic about the less waste option for drinks.
Feature Articles
Sep, 21 2023

In an effort to reduce the staggering number of single-use cups that fill landfills and litter streets, parks and waterways, Community Action for Sustainable Ala

Rick Lewis -- On a field trip, birders study ducks on the water.
Feature Articles
Sep, 20 2023

How can adults and high school students learn about birds?

Alameda Backyard Growers -- From left to right, F2M orchard team members Michi Lee, Leng Kwek, Maria Ducey, Marla Koss and Alison Limoges.
Feature Articles
Sep, 13 2023

It could be argued that encountering the word “drawbridge” on a page means words like “moat” or “castle” might follow, as in fairy tales.

Alameda Unified School District -- Edison and Bay Farm schools are two of the 10 school selected to be a part of the U.S. Education Green Strides Tour.

In honor of their contributions to “green programs” for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), the U.S.

City of Alameda -- Map showing the travel route of the Alley Up Free Shuttle.
Feature Articles
Aug, 29 2023

A new free weekend shuttle around Alameda Point debuted last Friday, August 25.


Island Arts
Sep, 19 2023
The bands, the beers and the barbecue brought throngs to Washington Park Sunday. The sixth annual...
The California Arts Council
Island Arts
Sep, 15 2023
The California Arts Council (CAC) has announced three new funding opportunities currently available...
The Foodbank Players -- The Foodbank Players will perform a new production of the classic tale from William Shakespeare.
Island Arts
Sep, 12 2023
Alameda-based theatre company, The Foodbank Players, will begin performances of their next play,...
USS Hornet Museum -- A 64-team Cornhole tournament on the flight deck of the mighty USS Hornet is set for this Saturday.
Island Arts
Sep, 08 2023
Saturday, Sept. 9 • 7th Annual Battle Star Classic — In person, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; USS Hornet...
Island Arts
Sep, 05 2023
Throughout the month of September, the Alameda Free Library is celebrating National Library Card...


Lester K. Born
Real Life ‘Monuments Man’ was Born Here in Alameda

The 2014 film Monuments Men featured an ensemble cast portraying the real life work of more than 300 members of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFA&A) program, established in...

The above map is labeled “Aerial of NAS Alameda with buildings and features labeled 1959.” Credit: National Archives San Bruno. A copy of it can be found at the Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal.
Life at Alameda Naval Air Station Circa 1960

Map, photos recall mid-century Alameda history

On a recent visit to the relatively new Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal, I became fascinated by a map and its accompanying index incorporated...

Courtesy photo -- Fighter pilots of the USS Lexington leaning across the horizontal stabilizer of a Grumman F6F Hellcat. November 1943. The image is courtesy Edward Streichen from Streichen at War in Alameda Naval Air Museum library.
Step Into Local WWII History

Museum at Alameda Point a hidden Island treasure trove

Have you ever wondered about the three-story yellow building across from Alameda’s beautiful new park at Alameda Point? It was...

File Photo -- Far be it from us to criticize anyone — especially when it comes to typos — but this street sign is misspelled.
What’s in a Name? ‘Ellen Crag’ Avenue

On the Main Island between Grand and Hibbard streets sits a one block long road known as “Ellen Crag Avenue” if you read the street signs. A crag is defined as a steep cliff or rugged rock face....

Special Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Exhibits Displayed at the USS Hornet Museum

The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum is displaying several exhibits celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage. The three special exhibits are in the Hangar Bay for guests to...