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Encinal High Students Hold Walkouts in Support of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Students at Encinal High School took part in two walkouts Friday, May 6, in protest of the potential decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, allowing...

Mayor, Alamedans Stand for Women’s Reproductive Rights

Alamedans, including Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Councilmembers John Knox White and Tony Daysog, and city staff stood united on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, May 3, in solidarity with people...

Dirk Brazil Expected to Become Interim City Manager

The Alameda City Council will formally consider hiring Dirk Brazil as its new interim city manager at its May 17 council meeting. Brazil will oversee city operations while the City Council...

City to Consider Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program at Meeting

The Alameda City Council will consider whether to implement a Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) pilot program, designed to help Alameda’s most vulnerable residents who are disproportionately affected...

UPDATE: Grandparents, Grandson Transported to Hospital After House Fire

Update:

The elderly couple dragged out of the burning home Monday, May 9, on the 700 block of Buena Vista Avenue has died from their injuries at a local hospital. The condition of the...

Alameda Teams to Compete for League Crowns

Both Alameda High and Encinal High baseball teams will compete for their league championships Friday, May 13.

Encinal High School (13-12) will face Piedmont High School (17-8) May 13 at...

Encinal Volleyball Wins Season Finale to Make Playoffs

Going into their final game of the season the Encinal High School (EHS) men’s volleyball team was just looking to end on a positive note. The Jets had lost 12 of their last 14 matches, with 10 of...

International Track Star Among Dozen Inducted into Hall of Fame

Alameda native and professional track-and-field athlete Cooper Teare was the headliner at St. Joseph Notre Dame’s (SJND) 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday, April 30, at Kelly...

Jojola Tops Field at 94th Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament

Domingo Jojola secured the victory at the 94th Alameda Commuters amateur golf tournament championship division by shooting a blazing seven-under par 65 in the second and final round Sunday, April...

Jets’ Strong Pitching Dominant in April

The Encinal High School (EHS) baseball team went 1-1 over spring break, beating Hercules High School, 14-0, on April 12 and losing to Concord High School, 2-0, on April 14. The loss snapped a five...

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...

Kiwanis Alameda Hosts Eighth Grade Student Awardees

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda hosted the 24th Annual Hope of America Awards on May 4 at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.

The evening dinner event honored nine eighth grade...

AEF Looking for Sponsors for Salute to Education 2022

The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) will showcase artwork from Alameda public school students at the Virtual Salute to Education 2022 on May 19th. Despite another challenging year, Alameda...

Alameda High Poets Compete at Poetry Competition

Five students from the Alameda High School (AHS) Poetry Club competed in the Unified Poetry Slam preliminary round in San Francisco on April 21. The poetry slam was hosted by Youth Speaks, a...

Encinal Drama Club Goes Legally Blonde

The Encinal High School (EHS) Drama Club will perform Legally Blonde: the Musical on May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at the EHS gymnasium.

This fast-paced, entertaining show is based on the popular...

Published Fourth Graders to Hold Book Signing

The fourth-grade class at Love Elementary School will be holding a book reading/signing event at Books Inc. for the book they published as a class on Thursday, May 19.

The book is titled...

The Alameda City Council will consider whether to implement a Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) pilot program, designed to help Alameda’s most vulnerable residents who are disproportionately affected by a wide range of financial challenges.

Council will hear a presentation from city staff on the topic at its May 17 meeting. At a July 2021 meeting, council requested a report about the development of a GBI program.

Feature Articles

Students at Encinal High School took part in two walkouts Friday, May 6, in protest of the potential decision by the U.S.

Feature Articles
May, 11 2022

City staff is asking community members to participate in the first round of stakeholder engagement for the Clement Avenue/Tilden Way Improvement Project.

Entrance Road, between Buena Vista and Clement, will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until May 27, according to the City of Alameda.

Alameda native and professional track-and-field athlete Cooper Teare was the headliner at St.

According to a second autopsy report conducted by an independent pathologist, Mario Gonzalez died because of restraint asphyxiation after an altercation with three Alameda police officers.

LIFESTYLE

Island Arts
May, 12 2022
Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) in partnership with the City of Alameda will present Island City...
Island Arts
May, 05 2022
Get ready for a sonic journey on Park Street this Friday night, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring...
Island Arts|News Briefs
May, 05 2022
Soli Deo Gloria will perform with Orchestra Gloria under the baton of Allen H. Simon in a concert...
Island Arts
May, 05 2022
Application Deadline: Friday, May 13, 5 p.m. Alameda County arts and cultural nonprofit...
The Encinal High School (EHS) Drama Club will perform Legally Blonde: the Musical on May 6, 7, 13...

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...