History

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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Bay Area Electric Railroad Association  Charles Shaner designed the station at Willow Street and today’s Lincoln Avenue for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1891, a year after he teamed up with J.C. Diamond and David Brehaut to build the house at 1207 Union St. The station was dismantled in 1941.

Union St. Home Recalls Victorian Legacy

Mar 24,2016

In 1890 three talented professionals teamed up to design and build the house at 1207 Union St. in Alameda — architect Charles Shaner and builders David Brehaut and J. C. Diamond. These men had a hand in designing or building more than 80 homes during the Victorian era in Alameda. 

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Hornet Museum Sets up STEM Program

Feb 25,2016

The USS Hornet Museum has again partnered with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) office at the United States Naval Academy to host the Second Annual Stem-to-Sea-and-Sky Program.

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Eric J. Kos photo. Documentary director Jamie Longhi addresses the audience during the question-and-answer period following a screening of Longhi’s first film, Shallow Waters: The Public Death of Raymond Zack, at the Michaan Auction House Theater at Alameda Point.

Shallow Waters Delves Deep

Feb 04,2016

At a screening of the documentary film Shallow Waters, The Public Death of Raymond Zack, last Sunday, Alamedans struggled with the import of a particularly unfortunate turn of events that resulted in the death of Alameda resident Raymond Zack in 2010. 

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Courtesy photo  Cheryl Kettell and Linda Benson let the Alameda Sun shine on the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City.

Local Pair Attends Utah Parliament

Jan 21,2016

Courteous. Warm. Kind. Respectful. 

These are the words Cheryl Kettell and Linda Benson used to describe the people they met in October at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City. 

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