Feature Articles

Parcel Tax Exemption Deadline

Jun 26,2014

Sun Staff Reports
The deadline to file for an exemption from the Alameda Unified School District’s Measure A parcel tax is next Monday, June 30. Under the terms of the ballot measure, the school district can grant two types of exemptions:

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Sales Up All Across U.S., Realtors Report

Jun 26,2014

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported on Monday that existing-home sales across the country rose strongly in May. Existing-home sales in the west rose 0.9 percent to an annual rate of 1.09 million last month, which is 11.4 percent below sales this time last year. 

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Dennis Evanosky - Joanne Robinson, Red Cross Youth Advisor, shows off the award Alameda’s network earned this year.

Red Cross Network Earns Honor in D.C.

Jun 26,2014

The Alameda Red Cross Youth Network from Encinal, Alameda, and ASTI high schools would like to thank everyone who helped support their April fundraisers with the aim of eliminating malaria across the world. 

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Learn About Ham Radio on Saturday

Jun 26,2014

The USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club is inviting the public to watch a demonstration of its ham radio emergency operations Saturday, June 28. 

A group of radio operators from the radio club will provide a behind-the-scenes look into the nuts and bolts of emergency radio operations. 

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Mortgage Rates Rise Once Again

Jun 19,2014

Freddie Mac’s June 12 Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed that the 30-year fixed mortgage rose 6 basis points to 4.20 percent. This marked the the second consecutive week that rates have risen. In the second week of June 2013, the 30-year fixed averaged 3.98 percent.

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