Coronavirus Update

After 19 years of business the Alameda Sun has reached a crossroads in history. The Sun cannot, in good conscience, continue to deliver unsolicited copies of the newspaper, given the current pandemic.

Starting March 26, the Sun will no longer circulate free copies door-to-door in Alameda. Keep in mind of all of our content is still fully accessible for free at

  • Subscribers will receive a print copy.
  • Advertisers will receive a print copy.
  • Key drop locations: City Hall, Libraries, Alameda Sun World Headquarters (self-service rack), others TBD will receive multiple print copies.
  • Who won’t receive a copy of the paper? Alameda residences that have not subscribed.  

The Sun will continue to evaluate the state of affairs and decide on a potential new course of action. We want to keep you in the loop!

Please subscribe today for just $25 per year. Subscribe online at, or send checks made out to Alameda Sun to 3215J Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA 94501. If paying $25 per year poses a financial hardship, please contact the Alameda Sun at 510-263-1470.

As of June 10 the Alameda Sun office will be open by appointment only. Please call 510-263-1470 to arrange an appointment, or email

Advertisers: if you are concerned about the reduced circulation please call 510-263-1824.
Subscribers: if you would like to suspend delivery of your print copy, please call 510-263-1471.

Please note: The Alameda Sun office will be closed to the public at this time. Please use the drop box outside our door, U.S. mail, email or phone to contact us. Many of our services can be accessed via as well.


                      — Thank you for your understanding, Alameda. Now go wash your hands.


UPDATE: Free copies of Alameda Sun newspaper are available at the following locations.

Alameda Sun World Headquarters (Rack next to bakery) 3215 Encinal Ave.

Nob Hill Foods 2531 Blanding Ave.

South Shore Safeway 2227 S. Shore Center

South Shore Walgreens 2300 Otis Drive

South Shore Pagano’s 523 S. Shore Center West

Downtown CVS 2314 Santa Clara Ave.

Chestnut/Encinal Market 1202 Chestnut St.

Marina Village Lucky 815 Marina Village Pkwy.

Marina Village CVS 931 Marina Village Pkwy.

Grocery Outlet, 730 Buena Vista Ave.

Pagano’s West End 640 Central Ave.

Alameda Landing Safeway 501 Willie Stargell Ave.

Alameda Landing Target 2700 Fifth St.

Bay Farm Safeway 867 Island Dr.

Bay Farm CVS 885 Island Dr. Ste. A

Coast Guard Island Exchange

Versailles Pharmacy/Encinal Hardware 2801 Encinal Ave.

Delauer’s Newstand 1412 Park St.

Alameda Natural Grocery 1650 Park St.

A1 Market 1420 Encinal Ave.

Maitland Market 109 Maitland Dr.

Golden 7 500 Lincoln Ave.

Market near Westline Drive and Shorepoint Court