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Local Police Departments Search for Missing Teen (UPDATE)

Update:
According to police reports, Daisey Lancaster was safely located in Stockton with family.

Original story:
The Alameda Police Department is supporting the Oakland Police...

Authorities Call Off Search for Ferry Jumper

A passenger on a San Francisco Bay Ferry vessel is presumed dead after jumping into the Oakland-Alameda Estuary Sunday, Aug. 14.

The ferry was on the Oakland & Alameda route traveling...

Alameda Fire Department &nbsp AFD Captain Geoffrey Gray and Firefighter Jeff Weidler joined the 16-person Swift Water Rescue Team to aid possible mudslide and debris flow in Alpine County.
Alameda Fire Department Personnel Deployed to Weather-Caused Crisis Areas

The Alameda Fire Department deployed several personnel members and equipment to provide aid to weather-related crisis incidents.

AFD announced recently they deployed a water tender and two...

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation (Update)

On Thursday, August 4, Alameda Police Department (APD) announced on their Facebook page that an arrest had been made in the homicide of an Alameda woman.

Donovann Sanders, 19, of Tracy,...

Richard Bangert &nbsp Crane operator lowers preassembled top section of Beken sculpture in Seaplane Lagoon Park at Alameda Point on Monday, August 8. Lagoon is in the background.
A Beacon of Art Rises at Seaplane Lagoon Park

A nearly 40-foot-tall steel sculpture has been erected at the Seaplane Lagoon Park at Alameda Point. The highly visible landmark will serve to orient park-goers, as well as visitors and residents...

SJND Student Helps Team Earn Top-10 Finish at Volleyball Championships

St. Joseph Notre Dame junior Parker Johnson helped lead his Bay 2 Bay (B2B) boys’ youth volleyball team to a ninth-place finish in the 16-and-under Classic Division at the 49th AAU Junior Boys...

Alameda Mystics Fall Short in Basketball Title Match

The Alameda Mystics women’s basketball team lost the inaugural Women’s Premier Basketball Association (WPBA) championship game, 82-80, to the Oakland Swish in overtime Sunday, August 7, at the...

Deborah Nelson &nbsp Lucian and Silas Nelson celebrate winning silver medals at the Donner Lake Triathlon in Truckee, Calif, on July 23.
Alameda Bros Win Silver at Triathlon Meet

Lucian, 10, and Silas Nelson, six, both Edison Elementary students, participated in the Donner Lake Kids Triathlon on Saturday, July 23 at Donner Lake in Truckee, Ca. Both brothers came in 2nd...

Women’s Golf Club Holds Fundraiser

The Alameda Women’s Golf Club sponsored a fundraiser for the Alameda Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Thursday, July 28. The “Norma Arnerich and Jack Clark tournament” was renamed this year to add...

Patricia Bowen &nbsp Relay for Life Alameda participants walk the trek at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park on Saturday, July 23.
Relay for Life Alameda Exceeds Fundraising Goals

The annual cancer research fundraiser, Relay for Life, held its Alameda event Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 10 p.m. at Jean Sweeney Park. The event was sponsored by the American Red Cross of Alameda...

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...

Youth Repertory Back in Action

On Friday, July 15, the Tomorrow Youth Repertory (TYR) held its opening night of Heathers The Musical at The Academy of Alameda Auditorium. Five students from Encinal High School (EHS), two actors...

Flashlight Reading at the Library

This summer, the Alameda Free Library is hosting “Flashlight Fridays” for children ages 5-12. This program encourages young readers to read silently and independently. Bringing the magic of...

Angler Youth Program

The Alameda Police Department (APD) is holding several days of fishing for children six to 15 years old. APD’s Casting with Cops events will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays between July 19 to...

Girls Inc. of Island City Hires New CEO

Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) announced recently that it has hired Sarah Burton as its new CEO.

Burton has 20 years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector and has worked...

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....

A passenger on a San Francisco Bay Ferry vessel is presumed dead after jumping into the Oakland-Alameda Estuary Sunday, Aug. 14.

The ferry was on the Oakland & Alameda route traveling toward the Main Street Alameda terminal when the unidentified person, a male, leapt into the estuary around 4 p.m., according to Thomas Hall, public information and marketing manager for San Francisco Bay Ferry/Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA).

Feature Articles

Feature Articles
Aug, 16 2022

If you live in Alameda, you are doubtless aware of the Canada Goose, the subject of Michael Charnofsky’s article last month (“Canada Goose: A Big, Bold, Beautiful Bird,” July 19;

USS Hornet Museum &nbsp The USS Hornet Museum will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of US aircraft carriers Saturday, August 13.

Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer, will speak at the Centennial of the Aircraft Carrier ceremony aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum Saturday, August 13.

Feature Articles
Jul, 19 2022

The Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis) is a bird that many of us know well!

Phil Hebda finished first overall out of more than 1,000 participants in the Alameda Fourth of July 5K Race for Midway Shelter last Monday.

The Alameda Sun would like to congratulate the Alameda high school graduate Class of 2022.

LIFESTYLE

Mae Spiegel &nbsp Members of the Food Bank Players take part in the final rehearsals before premiering their performance of Hamlet on Friday, August 19, at the Healing Garden.
Island Arts
Aug, 15 2022
The Food Bank Players will premiere their upcoming show, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, on August 19, 2022....
Island Arts
Aug, 11 2022
On Saturday, August 6, Alameda’s Frank Bette Center for the Arts held the final exhibit and sale...
Island Arts
Aug, 04 2022
The City of Alameda has engaged national arts consulting organization Forecast Public Art to lead...
Island Arts|News Briefs
Jul, 28 2022
Friday, July 29, Saturday, July 30 City Swim Meet — In person, all day; Encinal Swim Center (230...
Island Arts
Jul, 28 2022
The 17th Annual Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout will take place August 1 through 6. According to the...

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...