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Mia Bonta Takes Office

Voters in California’s District 18 have elected former Alameda Unified School District President Mia Bonta to serve as their representative in the State Assembly.

According to the...

Healing Gardens Offer Solace

Nestled in the vibrant Arts District of the West End of Alameda is a quaint, quiet garden called the Healing Garden. The Healing Garden is on the corner of Webster and Taylor streets and is part...

East Bay Park Workers  Anja Brey, water-quality professional for the East Bay Regional Park District, is among the employees benefitting from the agreement reached on Tuesday.
Park Workers, District Reach Agreement

East Bay Regional Park District (EBPRD) workers will receive salary increases that will be on par with the median salary of similar Bay Area public agency employees after reaching an agreement...

Stroll along the Estuary

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Dennis Evanosky will lead a history walking tour along the Oakland Estuary. Meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Fernside Boulevard and Versailles Avenue. We’ll walk across...

Rotarian Rhush Wanigatunga helps his daughter Amaya dig the hole for a Salvia plant as part of the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project.
Helping Monarchs Thrive at Jean Sweeney Park

Sun Staff Reports

On Saturday, Aug. 21 The Rotary Club of Alameda members joined with the Kiwanis Club of Alameda to do their part to help to turn around the decline of the Western Monarch...

Annabel Jones - (top) Encinal High School quarterback Garrett Deatherage throws one of his six touchdowns against Newark Memorial on August 27. (left) Jets running back Fred Tyler runs for a short gain against the Cougars on the road in the first game of the 2021 Fall season. The 48-6 victory was the Jets’ first win since the 2019 season.
Jets, Hornets Win Openers

Encinal Journalism

Encinal High School (EHS) defeated Newark Memorial, 48-6, last Friday night in the season opener for the Jets.

Senior quarterback Garrett Deatherage threw a...

Junior Golf Season Ends
Junior Golf Season Ends

Alameda Junior Golf season drew to a close last Wednesday, Aug. 11. The golfers, ages 7 to 13, played their last rounds for the 2021 season at the Mif Albright Par-3 Golf Course in Corica Park....

Oakland Public LIbrary, Oakland History Room
Enjoy Old-Time Baseball at Washington Park

Dennis Evanosky

This Saturday, July 11, the Oakland Colonels will treat Alamedans to a base ball (two words, please) game that follows 1886 rules and etiquette. The players will use 1886...

Alamedan Wins NCAA 5,000 Meter

Last Friday, June 11, in Eugene, Ore. at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Alamedan and University of Oregon runner Cooper Teare won the 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) with the second fastest time...

Hornets Swarm Jets in Season Finales

Alameda High School (AHS) basketball swept the Island Bowl on Saturday, June 5. The men’s team defeated the Encinal High School (EHS), 49-34, while the Lady Hornets defeated the Lady Jets, 62-48....

AUSD Superintendent Gives Community Briefing
AUSD Superintendent Gives Community Briefing

Sun Staff Reports

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Superintendent, Pasquale Scuderi, gave a community briefing on on Thursday, Aug. 20, via video, for school district staff and...

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft
Feds Provide Rental Help

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

Good news for Alameda tenants and landlords! The U.S. Supreme Court recently ended the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions issued by the U.S...

Ask Dr. Natalie
Getting through the Pandemic

Dr. Natalie Gelman

We have gone through changes in the past 16 months. We begin to move forward, and then we are pulled back.

This article describes surviving the most conservative...

State of California Gov. Gavin Newsom
AUSD Supports Governor

Sun Staff Reports

“Over the last week or so, it has become increasingly clear that school districts have the legal right to man¬date vaccines among staff and that it is the best practice...

What We Know About Delta Variant

Sun Staff Reports

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone...

Questions and Answers

No questions too big or too small
Parents wonder about what to expect - when should their child begin to talk or walk? Parents wonder about behaviors – like tantrums and showing affection....

Alamedainfo.com
Hey Kids! Did you know?

Alameda used to have a huge beach you could visit and frolic in? Here’s a picture of some kids just like you having fun in one of the pools at Neptune Beach. It used be near today’s Crab Cove. It...

 Congratulations towwwwww our scholars and their families. In no particular order; Alex Wu, Amanda Eduarda da Mata Silva, Amy Li, Cameron Furuichi Fong, Karen Rojas, Leah Fikermariam, Michelle Lin, Rina Munakata, Sahar Sadat, Aidan Vuong, Ella Chabre, Kenechi E Obiorah, Kyla Lum, Raquel Williams and Siem Tsegay.
Chamber Congratulates Scholarship Recipients

Sun Staff Reports

For the first time, the new Chamber Foundation awarded 15 scholarships to graduating seniors from Alameda high schools aimed at helping them continue their education....

Pictured from left to right: leaders Mark Sifling and Mike Panos, scout Henry Banchieri, leader Lee Rosen, scouts Brendan Cook, Eric Jarecki, Tibor Thompson, Andrew Jarecki, leader Neal Jarecki, scouts Zachary Quayle, Vander von Stroheim and Jonathan Hildreth.
Alameda’s Newest Eagles Take Flight

Sun Staff Reports

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Since its inception in 1911, only 4 percent of Scouts have earned this rank after...

Sky Brown: dancer, surfer, snowboarder and now Olympic skateboarder.
Skateboarder to make history...again

The 2020 Summer Games begin tomorrow and about 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries will converge on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Sky Brown will be among the athletes at the opening...

Voters in California’s District 18 have elected former Alameda Unified School District President Mia Bonta to serve as their representative in the State Assembly.

According to the California Secretary of State’s office, Bonta defeated attorney Janani Ramachandran by a margin of 13.8 %: 56.9 to 43.1 percent.

After an eight-person race in June, Bonta and Ramachandran defeated the six other candidates.

Feature Articles

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft (second from left) takes a moment with recent ABC NorCal graduates. Ezzy Ashcraft joined Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Emeryville Mayor Dianne Martinez in congratulating the graduates.
Feature Articles
Sep, 09 2021

Sun Staff Reports

Dee Kassbian of the Naval Air Museum at Alameda Point, (left), wants everyone to know that the museum has opened its doors again. Visitors can enjoy stories from our city’s rich naval history each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Not everyone is aware that the Alameda Museum has newer exhibits to enjoy, (right). The Alameda Museum is open Saturday and Sunday.
Feature Articles
Aug, 25 2021

The Alameda Air Museum preserves the historic legacy of early aviation on Alameda’s West End and the Naval Air Station. The museum features archival materials, photographs and exhibits.

LIFESTYLE

photo credit Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) announced that Pam Williams retired on June 17, 2021 after an extraordinary 36-year career with the organization
Island Arts
Jun, 24 2021
Sun Staff Reports Williams served as the Director of Alameda Island Kids (AIK) licensed...
These illustrations, perhaps appropriate and stylish for the time, accompanied an article and advertisements in the Encinal. The depictions of policemen in the image at left may have meant to discourage drunken revelers and “roughs” known to frequent Alameda’s bayside resorts and multiple drinking establishments.
History|Island Arts
Apr, 08 2021
On an auspicious date in Alameda history often overlooked, Aug. 8, 1902, at 7:30 a.m., the Alameda...
Island Arts|Kids Stuff
Nov, 05 2020
The Alameda Education Foundation brings together artists Salma Arastu, Nia Jourdan (Virginia...
Maurice Ramirez &nbsp&nbsp A Gamelan Sekar Jaya dancer entertains students during a live performance before the COVID-19 outbreak. Zoom performances are now the norm. Rhythmix Cultural Works will host a Zoom program on Saturday, Aug. 29, to help raise funds for its PAL program.
Island Arts
Aug, 20 2020
Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) is embarking on one of its most ambitious arts undertakings this year...
Island Arts
Aug, 20 2020
Once made promises Daily now badly broken History repeats.

History

Alameda: An Architectural Treasure Chest

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victorian’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the...

There Are No ‘Victorians’ in Alameda

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victorian’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the...

The dredge Olympian, pictured here by the High Street Bridge, pitched in to help clear the channel that became the Oakland Estuary.
Creating the Oakland Estuary Turned Alameda from a Penisula to an Island

Dennis Evanosky

On Sept. 15, 1902, Alameda began a three-day celebration to mark its new status as an Island City. Five weeks earlier, on Oct. 9, the San Francisco Bridge Co. announced that...

HMBD.org  George Gregg Briggs once owned land in Alameda. His namesake avenue marks the spot.
What’s in Those Names? Britt Court, Briggs Avenue

George Gregg Briggs once owned land in Alameda. His namesake avenue marks the spot.

Dennis Evanosky

Alameda’s street names often hold secrets unknown even to many who live on them...

Stroll along the Estuary
Stroll along the Estuary

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Dennis Evanosky will lead a history walking tour along the Oakland Estuary. Meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Fernside Boulevard and Versailles Avenue. We’ll walk across...