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Virtual Candidate Forum Scheduled

The Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance in partnership with the San Leandro Chamber is hosting a candidate forum for the Alameda County Supervisor District 3 seat on zoom Wednesday, May 25....

Development Company Applies to Redevelop Harbor Bay Club Site

On May 2, the City Planning, Building and Transportation Department received an application to amend the General Plan and Zoning Code to allow for redevelopment of the Harbor Bay Club site.

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Homelessness in Alameda Increased More Than Ten Percent Over Last Three Years

The population of people experiencing homelessness in the City of Alameda increased by more than 14% since 2019, according to a preview of the Alameda County “Point in Time” (PIT) count report...

Alameda High Club Partners With Food Services Co. to Reduce Waste

Students at Alameda High School (AHS) are in the early stages of a pilot program they hope will lower the amount of single-use plastics used by students during lunchtime.

Fed up with the...

Encinal High Students Hold Walkouts in Support of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Students at Encinal High School took part in two walkouts Friday, May 6, in protest of the potential decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, allowing...

Highlanders Clip Jets in Thrilling Championship

It looked like the Jets would finally overcome the rival Highlanders.

Encinal High School (EHS) sophomore Hudson Taylor stroked a two-out double in the top of the seventh inning and pinch...

Softball Postseason First-Round Matchups Released

The Encinal High School (EHS) softball team lost the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Shoreline League title game, 8-5, to Piedmont High School Thursday, May 12.

The Highlanders (17-6...

Alameda Teams to Compete for League Crowns

Both Alameda High and Encinal High baseball teams will compete for their league championships Friday, May 13.

Encinal High School (13-12) will face Piedmont High School (17-8) May 13 at...

Encinal Volleyball Wins Season Finale to Make Playoffs

Going into their final game of the season the Encinal High School (EHS) men’s volleyball team was just looking to end on a positive note. The Jets had lost 12 of their last 14 matches, with 10 of...

International Track Star Among Dozen Inducted into Hall of Fame

Alameda native and professional track-and-field athlete Cooper Teare was the headliner at St. Joseph Notre Dame’s (SJND) 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday, April 30, at Kelly...

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...

Girls Inc. Of the Island City Announces 2022 Teen Scholarship Winners

Five Alameda high school teens have been awarded college scholarships through their participation in Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC).

Elvira Lu, Annie Liu, and Iris Phillips have been...

Alameda High Club Partners With Food Services Co. to Reduce Waste

Students at Alameda High School (AHS) are in the early stages of a pilot program they hope will lower the amount of single-use plastics used by students during lunchtime.

Fed up with the...

Kiwanis Alameda Hosts Eighth Grade Student Awardees

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda hosted the 24th Annual Hope of America Awards on May 4 at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.

The evening dinner event honored nine eighth grade...

AEF Looking for Sponsors for Salute to Education 2022

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) will showcase artwork from Alameda public school students at the Virtual Salute to Education 2022 on May 19th. Despite another challenging year, Alameda...

Alameda High Poets Compete at Poetry Competition

Five students from the Alameda High School (AHS) Poetry Club competed in the Unified Poetry Slam preliminary round in San Francisco on April 21. The poetry slam was hosted by Youth Speaks, a...

On May 2, the City Planning, Building and Transportation Department received an application to amend the General Plan and Zoning Code to allow for redevelopment of the Harbor Bay Club site.

Feature Articles

Feature Articles
May, 20 2022

Naval Air Station-Alameda gained notoriety as a refuge for the endangered California Least Tern when the base closed in 1997.

The International WeLoveU Foundation (WeLoveU) is partnering with the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) to perform a cleanup event at the Martin Luther King Jr.

Students at Alameda High School (AHS) are in the early stages of a pilot program they hope will lower the amount of single-use plastics used by students during lunchtime.

Students at Encinal High School took part in two walkouts Friday, May 6, in protest of the potential decision by the U.S.

Feature Articles
May, 11 2022

City staff is asking community members to participate in the first round of stakeholder engagement for the Clement Avenue/Tilden Way Improvement Project.

LIFESTYLE

Island Arts
May, 19 2022
The City of Alameda has released a new request for proposal (RFP) for Cultural Arts and Arts...
Island Arts
May, 12 2022
Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) in partnership with the City of Alameda will present Island City...
Island Arts
May, 05 2022
Get ready for a sonic journey on Park Street this Friday night, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring...
Island Arts|News Briefs
May, 05 2022
Soli Deo Gloria will perform with Orchestra Gloria under the baton of Allen H. Simon in a concert...
Island Arts
May, 05 2022
Application Deadline: Friday, May 13, 5 p.m. Alameda County arts and cultural nonprofit...

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...