History of Alameda

A collection of articles on Alameda History by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos


Alameda Chamber of Commerce postcard of Neptune Beach

Alameda wanted 1942 residents ready for gas attack

A folded bundle of faded, mimeographed copies of a single-page, double-sided bulletin dated April 18, 1942, sat in a drawer for years until my husband cleaned it out as part of a massive de-cluttering effort during shelter-at-home at our house. I had picked it up at an estate sale because the title was so strange. 

In this 1918 photo courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library, a San Francisco police officer confronts a man in public for not wearing a facemask. The Spanish flu pandemic 102 years ago, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic believed to be caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus. In a little more than a year, it infected 500 million people — about a third of the world’s population at the time.

Part Two of a series

Voters passed Measure A on March 13, 1973. The lame-duck City Council wasted little time in seeing that the city properly brought the city in line. At its March 20 meeting, the Council voted 4-1 to immediately end issuing permits for “multiple dwellings.” 

The Alameda Family Services League will present “49 years of Holiday Magic,” the 49th edition of the annual self-guided Holiday Home Tour this Saturday, Dec. 14. The tour will feature five historic Alameda homes mixing festive holiday décor and Island lore. 

Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit Alameda Family Services, a nonprofit provider of programs to improve the emotional, psychological and physical health of children, youth and families. 

The 2019 tour features: