News Briefs


San Francisco History Days is an annual event organized by a collective of Bay Area historical organizations. Its aim is to celebrate and share the history of the San Francisco Bay Area. This year’s event will be held at The Old San Francisco Mint (88 5th St.) and will feature dozens of exhibits and presentations from community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, authors, researchers and educators, including an exhibit by Alameda Museum. 


Anyone who planned a rental event at the Alameda Elks Lodge in the future needs to check in and confirm their reservation. The longtime benefactors of the Alameda community have suffered a computer crash that erased the Lodge’s Rental Calendar through 2020. Those who have made reservations for an event must contact the Elks as soon as possible at 522-1015, Ext. 18, during business hours, or online at



Alameda resident and filmmaker Clay Kempf’s latest documentary Don’t Shoot, I’m the Guitar Man premiered at the San Francisco Indie Festival last week. The film relays the true story about musician Buzzy Martin who taught music to inmates at San Quentin State Prison. Kempf served as director of photography for Guitar Man

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Encinal High School (EHS) junior Lily Conable and her friends Anisya Lustig-Ellison and Sarah Skaff have organized a new event in Alameda called Political and Proud. The political event aiming to empower women to be more politically active  will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the EHS Gymnasium at 210 Central Ave. 

The City’s annual sewer replacement project will begin in late January 2018 and is estimated to be completed by September 2018. Construction work hours are restricted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near school locations, Monday through Friday. The work will consist of replacing aging sewer mains, laterals and manholes at the following streets. The streets below are listed west to east across the Island: