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. 

A great big thank you to all the participating businesses and artists who graced Downtown Alameda with their creative and awe-inspiring artistry during the holiday window contest. Thanks to the panel of judges who visited each and every window display and had the difficult job of choosing winners. Congrats to one and all.



There is no shortage of fun things to do on the West End this New Year’s Eve.

The Fireside, at 1453 Webster St., has a no-cover event featuring a Rockabilly band called The Revtones. Dance to their rocking sounds from 8 p.m. until well into the New Year. The Revtones are an eight-piece band dedicated to presenting the hits of the 1950s and ’60s.