City of Alameda -- The City released its draft Active Transportation Plan for public review on Monday, Oct. 3.
City Seeks Feedback on Draft Active Transportation Plan

The City of Alameda is seeking public comment on its draft Active Transportation Plan, which the city released on Monday, Oct. 3.

The plan provides a roadmap for making walking and biking...

More Arrests Made in Crime-Filled Week in Alameda

Update -- Wednesday, Oct. 5:
Alameda Police Department released an update on the alleged attempted kidnapping incident. The update reads, "As Alameda Police Detectives continue their...

Multiple Vehicles Damaged in Vandalism Spree

Alameda police officers responded to a report of vandalism on the 1600 block of Webster Street Friday, Sept. 30. Officers identified damage to multiple vehicles, including punctured tires and...

Courtesy Photo -- Greenway Golf manages and operates the Chuck Corica Golf Complex under a lease agreement with the city. (Pictured is the Chuck Corica Golf Complex)
Greenway Golf, City Embroiled in Legal Conflict

Greenway Golf Associates (GGA) filed a cross-complaint against the City of Alameda with the Superior Court of California in response to the city’s suit against Greenway over management concerns at...

City of Alameda -- Tube closures scheduled for early October.
Tube Closures

Caltrans has scheduled overnight closures of the Webster and Posey Tubes for multiple days in October for paving work. The closures are on weeknights only. The tubes will remain open in the...

High School Sports Results: Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

Women’s Volleyball:
• AHS defeated Piedmont High, 3-1 (Sept. 26); lost to Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland, 3-0 (Sept. 28); lost to Head-Royce of Oakland, 2-0 (Oct. 1).
• EHS lost to Bishop O’...

Sherman Lee -- Sherman Lee (left) celebrated his coaching career with his parents at his farewell event Saturday, Sept. 24 at Littlejohn Park.
Coach’s Farewell Event Draws Big Crowd

About 40 friends, family members, former players and their parents gathered at Littlejohn Park Saturday, Sept. 24, to send youth basketball coach Sherman Lee into retirement.

The event was...

Denise Gasti -- Carole Pillow won the 2022 Alameda Women’s Golf Club Championship after posting a net 254 after three rounds of play.
Club Crowns New Champion

The Alameda Women’s Golf Club (AWGC) has a new club champion. After three weeks of play, Carole Pillow won the trophy for the best overall gross score on Sept. 22. Over three weeks Pillow shot...

Yongqian Li --  Encinal players celebrate winning the 67th Island Bowl on September 23 at Thompson Field.
Late Game Heroics Give Jets Sixth Straight Island Bowl Win

As Alameda High School (AHS) scored what looked to be the game-tying touchdown, Hornet head coach Robin Morris had only one thing on his mind, to go for the win. Trailing 19-18 with about five...

67th Island Bowl Set for this Friday

The 67th edition of the Island Bowl between the Alameda High School (AHS) and Encinal High School (EHS) football teams will take place Friday, Sept. 23 at Thompson Field.

The Encinal Jets...

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...

SJND Instagram -- Voter pre-registration sign-up table at St. Joseph Notre Dame
High School Students Help Classmates Pre-register to Vote

St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) students and League of Women Voters (LWV) recently teamed up to register and pre-register approximately 75 students and teachers to vote in future elections.


Alameda Education Foundation -- Artwork from Love Elementary School students will be on display at the Alameda Main Library until the end of next month.
‘Art Across the Island’ on Display Around Town

New artwork from Alameda students is on display at several Alameda libraries and Books Inc. through Alameda Education Foundation’s Art Across the Island program.

Students from Love...

Student Board Members Selected

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) welcomed three new student board members to the AUSD Board of Education this summer. Talia Kotovsky, an Alameda High School (AHS) student; Vinny...

Kids Enjoy Exhibit

Pictured are Zoey Turman-Siskind, Benjamin and Julia Loeffler Siu making art in the K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works as part of the Drawn, Quartered, Repurposed exhibit, running now through...

Alameda High Club’s Waste Prevention Program Launches at Second Restaurant

The Alameda High School (AHS) Amplify Club is launching its disposable plastic waste prevention program at a second Alameda restaurant. The Amplify Club announced recently they have expanded the...

The City of Alameda is seeking public comment on its draft Active Transportation Plan, which the city released on Monday, Oct. 3.

Feature Articles

Feature Articles
Sep, 06 2022

About this time each year, as I scan any gathering of gulls resting near the shore in Alameda, I suddenly stop. Why does that mid-sized gull look grey, rather than white or smudged brown?

Feature Articles
Sep, 05 2022

The new landscaping at City Hall has been installed.

Today, September 1, I am suspending my campaign for Alameda City Council in 2022. To all who have expressed their support, I apologize for disappointing you.

Feature Articles
Aug, 18 2022

Limited time opportunity! Catch a rare glimpse of nesting ospreys during a ride on the Seaplane ferry. The birds won’t be here much longer.

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;


Alameda Boys & Girls Club -- The 2022 Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Blues event takes place Oct. 1 at Alameda Point
Saturday, Oct. 1 Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews — In person, General: 1 - 4 p.m., VIP 12 - 4 p.m.;...
Rhythmix Cultural Works -- Pete Elman will be teaching a class on some of the greatest musical acts of the 20th century.
After a long two years adrift on the sea of Zoom, live classes have returned to Rhythmix’s theater...
Courtesy photo -- Tina “Bean” Blaine shares the annual award with Oaklander Naur Kwina
Island Arts
Sep, 25 2022
Former Executive Director of Rhythmix Cultural Works Tina Blaine was one of six recipients of the...
Island Bowl — In person, 7 p.m.; Thompson Field (Clement Avenue and Walnut Street) All Ages. The...
Island Arts|News Briefs
Sep, 16 2022
Friday, September 16 Starlight Movies in The Park: Sing 2 — In person, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.;...


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...