Smart Studying Tips

Aug 23,2018

“The Princeton Review” offers some guidelines to escaping the same-old homework habits. Try these study tips and get the brain boosted in time for back to school.

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64th Swim Championships Results

Aug 07,2018


The 64th annual City of Alameda Swim Championships took place last weekend at the Encinal Swim Center. Hundreds of swimmers with ties to Alameda competed in 90 meets at the event.

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Star Scholarship Goes to Barreto

Jul 19,2018

The P.E.O. International STAR scholarship was given to Ada Barreto, a graduating senior at Encinal High School, May 24 at the annual Encinal High School senior awards assembly by P.E.O. chapter president, Elizabeth Madaras. At right, Barreto appears with school superintendent, Sean McPhetridge.

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Chinese Club Presents Scholarships

Jun 21,2018

The Alameda Chinese Club recently awarded three $500 scholarships to: William Liu and Vera Wong of Encinal High School and Joey Lu of Alameda High School. Liu will be attending Boston University, Wong, UC Davis, and Lu, UCLA.

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Tech Camp Available

Jun 07,2018


A junior at Alameda High School, Ashley Chu launched Bit by Bit, originally a monthly workshop series that grew into a two-week camp called She STEMs which is open to 20 middle-school girls. 

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Vicki Newcomer celebrated achieving a lifelong goal with some flowers and a copy of the Alameda Sun.

Local Graduate Proves It’s Never Too Late

Jun 07,2018

An artist living in Alameda for 15 years, Vicki Newcomer’s determination and resilience to achieve a lifetime goal came to fruition on Friday, May 25, when she graduated from Laney College. She raised her family and studied art for her own pleasure and development. 

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