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Supreme Court Ruling Felt in Alameda

On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court withdrew the Federal Constitutional right to an abortion, according to multiple reports.

The decision overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade...

Council Votes for Grand Street Improvements, With Amendments

On Tuesday, June 21, the City Council voted 3-2 to move forward with the staff recommended version of the Grand Street Pavement Resurfacing and Safety Improvement plan with certain amendments to...

Bridgeside Shopping Center Acquired by Real Estate Company

DJM Capital Partners, a San Jose-based private equity real estate developer announced on Monday, June 20, that it finalized its purchase of Bridgeside Shopping Center at 2531 Blanding Ave. near...

Updated June Primary Election Results

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV) released the fifth update of the June 7 Primary Election Wednesday, June 15. There were no major changes in the fifth election results update.

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Historic Preservation Application Might Jeopardize Wellness Facility

An Alameda resident applied to place the property scheduled to house the McKay Avenue Wellness Center on California’s Office of Historic Preservation’s (OHP) list of historically designated...

Alameda High School Coaches Honored

The California Coaches Association (CCA) honored two Alameda high school coaches at the State Coach of the Year Awards ceremony June 11 at the Sandpiper Community Center in Redwood City.

St...

Alameda Volleyball Players Win Regional Event

Alamedans Logan Chen and Clara Verdickt took first place in the California Beach Volleyball Association Santa Cruz Tour Stop 1 girls’ 12-and-under U division Wednesday, June 15. Chen and Verdickt...

Alameda Police to Carry the Torch

On June 23, members of the Alameda Police Department (APD) will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the City of Alameda in support of the Special Olympics Northern California.

The “Flame of...

Jets Take Inaugural Island Board

On Saturday, June 4, the Encinal High School (EHS) chess club went undefeated against Alameda High School (AHS) in the first ever “Island Board” chess tournament. The event was held on AHS’ campus...

Encinal Junior High Team Win Volleyball Title

On May 20, Encinal Junior High School’s sixth and seventh grade co-ed volleyball team won the Div. II championship over the Lincoln Lions. Although undermatched, the Jets won in two straight sets...

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...

Alameda Native Earns Historic Eagle Scout Status

Alameda native Michael Proffitt will have his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on Wednesday, June 29, at the Alameda Elks Lodge 1015 after a two-year delay.

Proffitt, who graduated from St....

Kiwanis Club Holds Dinner Ceremony for Scholarship Awardees

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda held a formal dinner for the recipients of their scholarship program on June 8 at the Alameda Elks Lodge Ballroom. The scholarships were funded by the Alameda Kiwanis...

Alameda High School Graduation Ceremonies Complete

The Alameda Sun would like to congratulate the Alameda high school Class of 2022. All graduation ceremonies are complete. St. Joseph Notre Dame held its graduation on May 28, Alameda Community...

Bay Farm Student Wins National Art Competition

Bay Farm Elementary School student Analiese Tan’s artwork recently won a national contest for the cover of Music K8, a teaching resource for music teachers across the country. It is the first time...

Encinal Students March to City Hall to Protest Current Gun Laws

On June 3, Encinal High School (EHS) students participated in a walkout advocating for nationwide gun control in the aftermath of mass shooting events last month in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, Texas....

On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court withdrew the Federal Constitutional right to an abortion, according to multiple reports.

The decision overturns the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion and the subsequent 1992 decision — Planned Parenthood v. Casey — that largely maintained the right. The Supreme Court also ruled to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after fifteen weeks.

Feature Articles

Feature Articles
Jun, 23 2022

These glossy jet-black birds are readily seen year-round throughout Alameda and are actually quite remarkable. They are excellent fliers and among the most intelligent birds.

Alameda native Michael Proffitt will have his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on Wednesday, June 29, at the Alameda Elks Lodge 1015 after a two-year delay.

Feature Articles
Jun, 16 2022

The 54th annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest held June 11 at Crown Memorial Beach featured a vast array of original works that showed off the participants' architectural and creative

On June 3, Encinal High School (EHS) students participated in a walkout advocating for nationwide gun control in the aftermath of mass shooting events last month in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, Texas.

LIFESTYLE

Friday, Jun. 10 Webster Street’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. “You’re invited to...
Island Arts|Kids Stuff
Jun, 09 2022
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) LGBTQ+ Roundtable announced the winners of the annual...
On May 20-22 at Alameda Point, about 2,100 people experienced the talents of Uprooted, the third in...
The nationally acclaimed theatrical production company, We Players, will premiere its newest play,...

History

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...

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...