This has been an extraordinarily difficult time for business owners, both large and small. Last week was like none seen in recent memory. What the world looked like on Monday was vastly different than where we wound up just a few days later. Keeping up with the rapidly changing news and resources for our business community brings new meaning to the old phrase, “drinking from a firehose.” 

But the staff here at the West Alameda Business Association (WABA) is doing its level best to try to centralize resources for local business members.

‘We must work together to protect our community’

My highest priority as Mayor is the health and safety of our families and community members. Today, Alameda joins cities in the U.S. and around the world in confronting the greatest public health crisis of our time, the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, in the midst of the uncertainty surrounding this formidable threat, I am certain that Alamedans will rise to meet this challenge and protect our entire community. Here’s what we must do.

The Great Thoreau,
“Traveled a good deal in Concord,”
And found succor,
And so may we:
Within the walls of our homes,
Find each other,
In unexpected ways,
Ask as if new —
Tell me your stories,
Later sit quietly,
Sketching hope,
Look at pictures,
When the world was 
Bake, frost, slice, share,
Sleep closer together,
Legs over legs,
Chase the dog about,
Upend order;
Then out you go,
Walk, stroll, scooter, bike,

In today’s ever-changing climate people might wonder what is telemedicine, what are its benefits and is it going to be helpful for me?

Telemedicine was first introduced in the 1950s. Since then it has allowed seniors to age in place while accessing medical help remotely through the phone.

After 19 years of business the Alameda Sun has reached a crossroads in history. The Sun cannot, in good conscience, continue to deliver unsolicited copies of the newspaper, given the current pandemic. Starting March 26, the Sun will no longer circulate free copies door-to-door in Alameda. Keep in mind of all of our content is still fully accessible for free at www.alamedasun.com.