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COVID -19 Brings Stratton Home

An outbreak of COVID-19 forced the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to its home port in Alameda on Wednesday, Nov. 18. According to the Coast Guard, 11 crew members tested positive for...

College of Alameda Unveils New Center for Liberal Arts

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) announced the completion of the New Center for Liberal Arts (Building H) at the College of Alameda.

The nearly 54,000 square foot building...

AMP to Go Solar on Mount Trashmore

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is a step closer to building a solar facility at the Doolittle Landfill site after receiving unanimous approval from the Planning Board at its Monday, Nov. 23 meeting...

‘Music to Inspire’ on Union

Nancy Gordon has been hosting Music to Inspire as a remedy to COVID-19. She serenades her neighbors from her lawn, playing the guitar and singing along with her granddaughters, Malia, Kai and...

Long Lost Mansion

Thompson Avenue bears R.R. Thompson’s name. Thompson created the Artesian Water Works that supplied much of Alameda and the Alameda Fire Department with their water. He built this mansion in today...

Back in the swing

(Pictured at the right): Pepper and Paige thank each other with a golf-club tap after a match during the Alameda Junior Golf Club’s (AJGC) successful 2020 season. The players all wore masks, as...

Galen Walker &nbsp&nbsp Shortstop Jeriah Lewis batted .371 in his four-year career at Encinal High School.
Encinal Announces Athletes of the Year

Encinal High School (EHS) has recognized six scholar-athletes for their work in the classroom and on the field. Volleyball player Madelyn Macaskill has been named EHS Female Athlete of the Year...

Congrats to 2020 Grads

Encinal High School graduates including Danielle Payopay, left, celebrated their graduation at Alameda Theater on May 26. The Alameda Sun is planning a graduation special edition to be mailed to...

Keepin’ it Clean

Vince Hal, cashier at Alameda Natural Grocery, sprays disinfectant onto shopping baskets and carts. Shoppers enter incrementally after washing hands at the portable sinks or using hand-sanitizing...

Those Were the Days ...

The Alameda Sun shone bright in sunny Arizona where Lawrence Sasaki and friends had fun at spring training in Tempe, Ariz., back when everyone thought the season would proceed on a normal schedule...

Got Medicare? Get Free COVID-19 Test

If you have Medicare and want to be tested for COVID-19, you should be aware that Medicare covers tests with no out-of-pocket costs. You can get tested in your home, doctor’s office, a local...

Seema Verma
How to Get Medicare Services at Home Now

At Medicare, we understand people may have concerns about going to a doctor’s office during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Like so many Americans, Medicare beneficiaries are...

Courtesy CDC &nbsp&nbsp The “social distancing” measures currently underway are designed to “flatten the curve” and extend medical resources and facilities’ ability to keep up with necessary care. Common sense behaviors prevent all kinds of illnesses.
Doctor Recommends Virus Precautions

In the 1970s, James Robb, MD FCAP — renowned pathologist, microbiologist and former professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego — became one of the first molecular virologists...

Original art by Colin Close &nbsp&nbsp A sensible diet and regular exercise are two keys to a healthy heart.
What the ‘Heart’ Can I Do to Stay Healthy?

Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in America are related to heart disease. More than 50 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed as February American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease many attribute...

Original artwork by Colin Close &nbsp&nbsp Thyroid disorders can disrupt the production of the hormones they produce, in turn causing your metabolism to speed up or slow down.
Two Talks on Thyroid Health Coming Up

A pair of presentations regarding health of the thyroid will take place this month as part of the series of health talks at Optimized Wellness Center. The talks are free and open to the public. ...

Back in the swing

(Pictured at the right): Pepper and Paige thank each other with a golf-club tap after a match during the Alameda Junior Golf Club’s (AJGC) successful 2020 season. The players all wore masks, as...

Local Gallery and Foundation Team Up

The Alameda Education Foundation brings together artists Salma Arastu, Nia Jourdan (Virginia Jourdan), Irenita Xirenita (Irene Juárez O’Connell) and Talavera-Ballon in a Rhythmix Virtual K Gallery...

Halloween Fun at a Distance

Children of all ages! Halloween2020.com suggests teaming up to coordinate a neighborhood Zoombie party complete with games, scary stories and a costume contest. You can drop off goodie bags and...

Alameda Education Foundation &nbsp&nbsp A Love Elementary School second-grader busies herself with distance learning.  A generous donation to the Alameda Education Foundation from the Bank of Marin helps ensure equitable access to distance learning during the pandemic.
Bank Donates to Support Education

Bank of Marin has donated $50,000 to the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) to help support Alameda public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The pandemic has brought to the forefront...

Students Call for Peace

The Students of The Child Unique/Montessori Elementary School of Alameda have taken on a new challenge in celebration of International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. In addition to creating the peace...

An outbreak of COVID-19 forced the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to its home port in Alameda on Wednesday, Nov. 18. According to the Coast Guard, 11 crew members tested positive for coronavirus during the deployment in the Eastern Pacific.
Coast Guard medical staff boarded the cutter when it arrived home. They tested the entire crew and placed all crew members in quarantine.

Feature Articles

Feature Articles
Nov, 12 2020

Like every other community organization in Alameda, Alameda Backyard Growers’ (ABG) Project Pick faced a dilemma when COVID-19 shut down the Bay Area back in March.

Alameda Fire Department
Feature Articles
Nov, 05 2020

Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Seagrave Model 760 pumper is approaching an important milestone. Dec. 20 marks the 100th anniversary of AFD placing the apparatus in service as Engine No. 2.

Feature Articles
Oct, 29 2020

East Bay Artists 2020 is a stunning 9-inch by 7-inch, 100-page full-color limited-edition art book showcasing the best of East Bay Art.

Feature Articles
Oct, 29 2020

Many of us doddering old residents of the mythical Geezerville are now renting service zombies (SZs) for companionship and safety.

Feature Articles
Oct, 22 2020

New show of travel-inspired art opens at local gallery

LIFESTYLE

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.
Editorial|Island Arts
Aug, 13 2020
The season to return to school is near, A time of woe for some, for others cheer, Tradition was...
Maurice Ramirez Photography &nbsp&nbsp Caaliyah Forrer (left) and Logan de Lay (right) paint one of the bike racks in the art filled space. Dozens of volunteers came to build, plant and decorate the Webster Street Healing Garden July 31. The idea for the conversion of the mostly unused parking lot into a garden and outdoor dining space was sparked by Sandy Russell, owner of The Fireside.
Island Arts
Aug, 06 2020
The Community Garden Project on Webster Street was a huge success. On my way over I grabbed every...

History

One of Nation’s Earliest Airport Hotels Has Connection to Alameda

Alamedans drive past a historic landmark with an Alameda connection whenever they reach Oakland via Doolittle Drive. Aviation history enthusiasts know Oakland Airport played a pivotal role in the...

Danish Consul Once Called Alameda Home

Gustave O’Hara Taaffe’s 19th-century Rosebush estate is today’s Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park was once an 8-acre estate owned by three different families. The Alameda Sun recently introduced...

Park Street Frozen in Time

The two photos shown above often come up as topics of conversation on social media. They are seldom shown as a pair, however. These photos were taken minutes apart some time after 1906. The...

Courtesy Arthur A. Shilt &nbsp&nbsp This sketch shows James D. Farrell’s home “Homebush” in today’s Lincoln Park.
Three Families Once Called Today’s Lincoln Park Home

The first lived on a small estate name ‘Homebush’

Part one
Vigilante James Farwell, Consul Frederik O’Hara Taaffe and Steamboat Captain Robert R. Thompson and their families once...

File photo &nbsp&nbsp In 1911, Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia built Alameda Belt Line’s Locomotive No. 3 for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.
Belt Line Railroad Served City’s North Shore

Workers are currently removing railroad tracks on Clement Avenue that began carrying trains more than 100 years ago.

In 1918, the City of Alameda invested some of the profits from its...