History

What’s in a style

Jun 08,2017

Wood no longer dressed like stone: Stick-style

Alameda is famous for its  Victorian-era homes built during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. One of these, in the Stick style, is pictured on the right. 

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City Meeting Calendar

Mar 16,2017

 

Monday, March 20

  • 7 p.m. Public Utilities Board Meeting. Alameda Municipal Power Service Center, 2000 Grand St.  

Tuesday, March 21

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File photo  Robert Strehlow (inset below) played an important role in bringing Neptune Beach “The Coney Island of the West” (above) to Alameda in 1917.

100 Years Later: Remembering Robert Strehlow

Mar 09,2017

 

The 100th anniversary of the opening of Neptune Beach is fast approaching. Neptune Beach once occupied the shoreline along Central Avenue between today’s McKay Avenue and Page Street. The resort welcomed its first guests on March 31, 1917. 

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Help Clean Up for MLK Day of Service

Jan 05,2017

 

Since 1983, Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16 this year) has been designated a day of service. Residents can get started early on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, when Alameda Point Partners and the city of Alameda Public Works Department host a shoreline cleanup event.

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Alameda.info  The Pond family home once stood at the gore formed by the intersection of Alameda and Central avenues. The home was demolished and replaced with condominiums in 1970.

Prolific Physicians Called Alameda Home

Jun 16,2016

 

In 1916 Dr. Chauncey Penwell Pond and his wife, Josephine Kibby Pond, filed a plat map with Alameda County. They had purchased property on Alameda’s East End. The plat map showed plans for a housing development along a street that the Ponds chose to name “Sterling Avenue.” 

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