The City of Alameda and the Downtown Alameda Business Association are interested in input regarding spending the $750,000 grant recently awarded to the city from Alameda County’s Homeless Emergency Aid Program, or HEAP, authorized by Senate Bill 850. This grant money must be used for emergency homeless services.

City staff has been asked to present ideas to City Council within the month. This is a promising opportunity to make a meaningful impact in addressing homelessness in the downtown district and on the Island as a whole.



At its annual holiday party in December, the Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) presents awards to member businesses in recognition of their contributions to the success of Alameda’s historic downtown. The awards represent splendid examples of the top-notch service provided by businesses throughout the district. The owners and staff are also active in DABA activities and strive to cultivate improvements in our community. 

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients!

Retailer of the Year
Daisy’s, owner Barbara Mooney


This time of the year, we often consider both the year behind us and the year ahead. This is true for school district employees and families alike. As we enjoy two weeks of rest, I can honestly say I am proud of the way our district staff has faced obstacles in recent years and have been able to develop strategies to address and overcome them. Knowing Alameda and the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) as I do, I am confident that we can continue to work at improvement to benefit all whom we serve. 

Alameda author Tisha S. Caldwell’s Life after Death: A Journey to Hope and Healing takes an intimate look into the way one woman deals with the death of her son, fights through the grieving process and emerges into a way of living that is both positive and encouraging.