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Summer Water Shuttle Halted; Two-Year Program Moves Forward

The City of Alameda’s plan to conduct a three-month water shuttle pilot program this summer has been canceled. The shuttle was going to provide free transportation three days a week, between the...

City of Alameda -- APD officers were alerted to four vehicle collisions caused by DUI drivers earlier this month.
APD Arrest Multiple Suspected DUI Drivers

Alameda Police Department (APD) patrol officers had to respond to several incidents involving suspected intoxicated drivers including two incidents involving vehicle collisions the weekend before...

City of Alameda -- The West Midway  project shown here will now move to the City Council for final approval. Some 26 acres of Alameda Point will be redeveloped.
Planning Board Approves West Midway Project

At its May 22 meeting, the Alameda Planning Board approved the proposed West Midway Project development plan and will recommend the City Council approve the development agreement with Catellus and...

South Shore Apartments
City Moratorium Halts Increases to Rent for Capital Improvements

At a special meeting on Thursday, May 11, City Council voted, 3-1, to adopt an uncodified ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on capital improvement plan (CIP) application for properties...

File photos -- Paul Paez (top) and Donte Holloway (bottom) were found guilty in the 2018 murder of restaurant owner Cindy Le.
Suspects Convicted in West End Murder

According to Alameda County Superior Court records, the two men accused of the murder of 61-year-old restaurant owner Cindy Le in 2018 have been found guilty.

The two defendants, Paul Paez...

Trevor Marsh --  Encinal junior Lola Whalen hits a home run in the fourth inning, the Jets' only run of the game.
Encinal’s Magical Run Ends; Lose to Pinole in Championship

Given the pitching talent both teams had, the Div. III North Coast Section Softball Championship game between #1 Pinole Valley and #10 Encinal High School was expected to be a low-scoring affair....

Amy Johnson Garcia
Alameda Ultimate Team Win State Title

On Sunday, May 21, the Monarchs — Alameda city’s co-ed high school Ultimate Frisbee team — won first place at the State Championships. The team defeated Berkeley High, 13-7, in the championship...

Jasmine Louise -- Junior Celeste Hurtubise struck out 10 Acalanes' batters on May 16.
Jets Display Grit in Road Playoff Wins

The Encinal High School (EHS) softball team found itself down early in its North Coast Section (NCS) playoff game against Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa. Despite the Jets being down, 6-1, in the...

Miguel Castro   AHS senior Sophie Carpenter finished third in the 3,200-meter race at the NCS Track-and-field championships on May 13.
Track Teams Compete in Section Tourneys

Members of the Alameda High School (AHS) and Encinal High School (EHS) track-and-field teams competed in the NCS Bayshore championships on May 13, at Hayward High School.

EHS senior...

Kelly Quach   Encinal's Shaan Castro pitches against San Leandro. The senior gave up zero hits over five innings.
Jets Win First League Title Since 2018

The Encinal High School baseball team emerged victorious in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC)-Shoreline League tournament championship game, defeating San Leandro High School, 4-1, on May...

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...

Pat Bowen -- Pictured are the teachers and students of the 2023 Class of Hope of America with Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft.
Alameda Kiwanis Fetes Hope of America Awardees

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda held a celebratory luncheon on May 17 for the seven Alameda eighth graders that received the 2023 Hope of America award. Alameda Kiwanis recognizes young leadership in...

Izellah Thach -- Members of the 2022 Horizon yearbook staff pose with 2023 Jostens Look Book.
Encinal Yearbook Recognized for Second Straight Year

For the second year in a row, Encinal Jr/Sr High School’s (EHS) yearbook, “Horizon” earned design recognition from Jostens, its yearbook publisher.

The table of contents spread from the...

Alameda Unified School District -- Lincoln Middle School students created a poster to  educate their classmates on the environmental problems caused by food waste.
Lincoln Middle School’s Climate Projects Drive Change Across District

As a result of a classroom projects undertaken by sixth graders at Lincoln Middle School (LMS), Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is implementing a number of changes to its food and waste...

SJND -- West Point Cadet and St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) graduate Jackson McDermott speaking to SJND students.
West Point Cadet Returns to Present at Former School

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) students were paid a visit from a former student who is now serving the country and gaining life skills while doing so. Last month, Cadet Jackson McDermott...

George Derieg -- Bay Farm Middle Schooler Lydia Merritt-Derieg was one of ten fourth to sixth graders whose poem was selected in a national poetry competition.
Middle School Poet Receives National Recognition

Bay Farm Middle School sixth grader Lydia Merrit-Derieg's poem, “The Silent Turning,” was selected as one of the ten best in the fourth- to sixth-grade division of the Fall 2022 Creative...

The Encinal High School (EHS) softball team found itself down early in its North Coast Section (NCS) playoff game against Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa. Despite the Jets being down, 6-1, in the second inning, they told themselves this wasn’t anything new.

“We all stayed positive and kept playing as hard as we could,” said sophomore Jazzy Alcantar. “We told each other we’ve come back many times from leads like this and we just needed to stay focused and play hard together.”

Feature Articles

File photos -- The USS Hornet Museum will host its annual ceremony on Monday, May 29.
Feature Articles
May, 26 2023

There will be two annual events for Alamedans to celebrate Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

Alameda Free Library -- Self-portrait by professional photographer Mataichi Ozeki, standing in front of the flags of his new home and birthplace, circa 1907-1910.
Feature Articles
May, 10 2023

The Alameda Free Library will be displaying a new exhibit to honor the history of Japanese Americans in Alameda.

Porter Davis -- Members of the 1938 Sadler Elementary School kindergarten class at their class reunion at Ole’s Waffle Shop on June 29, 2021.
Feature Articles
May, 10 2023

A group of former Alameda elementary school students were recently included in the Guinness World Records for the “longest running class reunion.”

Rick Lewis -- Sanderlings feed in the wet sand as the ocean wave retreats.
Feature Articles
Apr, 18 2023

When I think of the beach, I can see a line of small grey and white birds scurrying across the sand at the edge of the surf, stopping momentarily to stick their bills into the sand then moving as a

Birgitt Evans -- Project Pick volunteers after harvesting a tree.
Feature Articles
Apr, 14 2023

No one in Alameda should have to buy lemons in the winter. The bayside climate agrees with our most commonly found varieties of lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and mandarins.


ARPD -- The Starlight Movies in the Park Series returns with Minions: The Rise of Gru on Friday, June 2.
Island Arts
May, 25 2023
Saturday, May 27 Alameda Walks — In person, 9 to 10:15 a.m.; Godfrey Park, 281 Beach Road, Bay...
Phong Chung  -- The first PAL in the Parks of the year will present the Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage & Culture Festival.
Island Arts
May, 18 2023
PAL in the Parks returns this summer with an incredible lineup of music and dance from around the...
Bay Creative Foundation  -- “The Bay” photo
Island Arts
May, 18 2023
Encinal High student Sabastian Saechao’s photo was selected as one of the winners of the Bay Area...
Alameda Stamp Club
Island Arts
May, 11 2023
The Alameda Stamp Club (ASC), have practiced stamp collecting, or more formerly, philately, in the...
Buena Vista United Methodist Church -- The 61st Spring Festival Bazaar celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month begins Sunday, May 7.
Island Arts
May, 05 2023
Saturday, May 6 2023 Art Changes Student Exhibition Opening— In person, 2 to 4 p.m.; Rhythmix...


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...

Bataan Death March 80th Anniversary Commemoration at the USS Hornet Museum

The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, in partnership with the Bataan Legacy Historical Society, the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society and the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor...

Museum Hosts Black History Month Exhibit

The USS Hornet Museum is partnering with the Walking Ghosts of Black History to present a special exhibit for Black History Month.

The African American Medal of Honor Winners, Significant...