Don’t ask me how I managed to get this lens flare to show up on my tooth. The sun and I must have a special relationship.
Last Stack of Words from Sun Owner/Founder

Well, that was it everyone, I put together the 1,155th and last Alameda Sun. Honestly, it was like a son to me. My son turned out to be very irresponsible with money.

I want to thank...

File photo -- The first two housing developments at the North Housing site near Alameda Landing will begin construction early next year.
City Secures Funding for North Housing Project

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) announced they have secured the funding to begin construction for two housing developments that are a part of the North Housing Master Plan. The...

Alameda Floating Homes Association -- Barnhill Marina tenants will not face excessive rent increases after the City Council changed the Rent Control Ordinance to include floating homes.
Federal Court Affirms Alameda’s Rent Control Regarding Floating Homes

Chief Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California affirmed the City of Alameda’s Rent Control protections for houseboats and liveaboard...

Assemblymember to Hold Town Hall Event

California Assemblymember Mia Bonta will be holding a town hall to discuss the bills she introduced in the California Assembly. The town hall, which will be virtual, will be held on Nov. 28 at 6 p...

City Hall
Changes Made for Non-Agenda Item Comments

Virtual council meeting attendees may not comment

Virtual attendees of Alameda City Council meetings will no longer be permitted to give public comments during the oral...

Gordon Barr -- Team Mexico girls’ team (above) and Team England boys’ team (below) celebrated with their trophies after winning their respective tournaments.
Soccer Club Hosts First Under-8 Tournament

The Alameda Soccer Club (ASC) hosted their inaugural Under-8 recreational tournament Nov. 18 and 19 at Wood Middle School. In spite of the rain, six boys’ and five girls’ teams played two matches...

Miguel Castro -- Alameda High senior Max Bellotti (left) completed his high school cross country career by competing in the CIF Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 25
Hornet Competes at State X-Country Championships

Alameda High School (AHS) senior Max Bellotti finished 64th out of 202 participants in the men’s Div. II race at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Cross-Country Championships....

Penelope Lindeen -- Encinal High senior Sofia Layzer was named the WACC Shoreline League women's tennis player of the year. (Pictured: Layzer finishes a serve against Tennyson on Oct. 13.)
Fall Sports Season All League Teams Announced

Several athletes from Alameda High, Encinal High and St. Joseph Notre Dame were named to their respective all-league teams for the Fall 2023 sports season.


Alameda Education Foundation -- Encinal Junior Jets Coed Team
Junior Jets, Lions Win Volleyball Titles

The Encinal Jr. Jets and Lincoln Lions won Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) Middle School Coed Volleyball Championships. The Junior Jets won the title in the coed Division I bracket. The Jets...

Alameda Soccer Club -- Above, the Alameda Soccer Club Islanders 2015 boys’ team won a Halloween-themed Octoberfest soccer tournament last month.
Islander Soccer Teams Compete in Halloween-Inspired Tournaments

The Alameda Soccer Club (ASC) Islanders 2015 boys’ red team were crowned champions in the Annual Creek Cup – Octoberfest soccer tournament. The tournament took place on Oct. 28 and 29 in Walnut...

Alameda Hospital
Community Health Fair Returns to Alameda Hospital on Oct. 21

The annual Community Health Fair at Alameda Hospital is returning Saturday, Oct. 21 after a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was held every Fall for 25 years before it was...

Alameda Hospital
Alameda Hospital on Best Nursing Home List

Alameda Health System’s skilled nursing facility at Alameda Hospital has been recognized on Newsweek’s 2024 list of...

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...

Alameda Unified School District -- Maya Lin Elementary School third-grade students put in efforts to audit school libraries.
Maya Lin Third Graders Audit Class Libraries

Third graders in Assia Day’s class at Maya Lin School recently completed an audit of their classroom library and six other libraries across the school. After the audit students realized there was...

Alameda Education Foundation -- Alameda’s Mayor was recently interviewed for the Little Minds, Big Talks podcast.
Mayor Ashcraft Appears on Students’ Podcast

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft visited Love Elementary School recently to be interviewed for the Little...

AHS Drama Department -- The Alameda High School Drama Department will be showcasing the renowned play, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, at its school theatre.
Alameda High School Presents Mystery-Filled Play

This month the Alameda High School (AHS) Drama Department will be showcasing its action-packed production of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop, at the Fred L. Chacon Little Theatre...

Courtesy Photo -- Logo for “Little Minds Big Talks” podcast.
Love Elementary Students Create Inspirational Podcast

Fourth grade students in Ryan Brazil’s class at Love Elementary have created a podcast called “Little Minds Big Talks,” that aims to educate and inspire elementary school students nationwide....

Library to Host Murder Mystery Event

With Halloween approaching, the Alameda Main Library is welcoming people to step into the thrilling world of classic crime fiction with a murder mystery game kit inspired by Ann Cleeves’s Vera...

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

Alameda Education Foundation -- Alameda’s Mayor was recently interviewed for the Little Minds, Big Talks podcast.

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft visited Love Elementary School recently to be interviewed for the Little Mind

Rick Lewis -- Black Oystercatchers, black birds identified by their red bills and pink legs, search for food on the rocks at the edge of Seaplane Lagoon.
Feature Articles
Nov, 10 2023

Alameda is creating an ecological park with a walkway though a wetland where we could see wetland birds while giving those birds more space while accommodating rising seas.

Holly Johnson -- Jetsetter Hybrid Tomatoes still heavy with fruit at the end of October.
Feature Articles
Nov, 08 2023

The lovely fall weather in the Bay Area diminishes any sense of urgency about preparing Alameda’s home gardens for the winter and following spring.

Pat Bowen --  New Kiwanis Alameda president Dawna Dowdell-Dos Santos at the Alameda Kiwanis Club ceremony on Oct. 4.
Feature Articles
Oct, 18 2023

On Oct. 4, Alameda Kiwanis Club welcomed its new president, Dawna Dowdell-Dos Santos, at an evening meeting celebrating Ohana, Hawaiian for family.

Marla Koss -- Apples damaged by codling moth larvae.
Feature Articles
Oct, 18 2023

The codling moth is a sneaky critter. To start with, it is a camouflage expert.


Encinal Drama Club -- Encinal High Drama will be presenting three shows of CLUE at the school cafeteria. Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.
Island Arts
Nov, 29 2023
December The Foodbank Players presents "A Christmas Carol" — In person; First Congregational...
Foodbank Players -- A Christmas Carol
Island Arts
Nov, 24 2023
The Foodbank Players will be performing a unique rendition of A Christmas Carol this holiday season...
Island Arts
Nov, 24 2023
Mark the calendar now for Always Believe! the 141st Annual Christmas Concert at First...
Photos by Saravana Suthanthira -- A large crowd (above) celebrated Diwali at Mastick Senior Center Nov. 4. Of course, a delicious buffet of Indian food accompanied the celebration (below).
Island Arts
Nov, 07 2023
On Nov. 4, the Indian community in Alameda gathered at the Mastick Senior Center Social Hall to...
AHS Drama Department -- The Alameda High School Drama Department will be showcasing the renowned play, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, at its school theatre.
Island Arts|Kids Stuff
Nov, 06 2023
This month the Alameda High School (AHS) Drama Department will be showcasing its action-packed...


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...