Park Street has a parade of historic buildings that makes Downtown Alameda historic, hip and worth the trip. In the “North of Lincoln” area, there are a number of buildings found off the beaten path that provide a glimmer of Alameda’s storied past when commerce grew along the rail and shipping lines — from quaint homes built for local business owners to medium-sized manufacturing plants. 

As we celebrate Independence Day with parades and barbecues today, let’s pause for a moment to think about our neighbors who are not able to put enough food on their tables to fully enjoy their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

More than 5,000 residents of Alameda have enough trouble making ends meet that they turn to the Alameda Food Bank every year for help. That’s more than six out of every 100 people living among us on the Island. 

On Webster Street the flags are up and look inspiring as we celebrate our nation’s independence! Please join the merchants of the West Alameda Business Association as the parade turns off Central Avenue onto Webster Street ending at Lincoln Avenue and stay and enjoy Webster! Several local restaurants will be open to serve the parade audience. 

Have fun in Downtown Alameda on Thursday, July 4, and view one of the longest Independence Day parades in the world. The Alameda Fourth of July Parade is one of the best Fourth of July celebrations in the Bay Area and begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Park Street and Lincoln Avenue. 

Alameda’s first rent stabilization law — ordinance 3148 — passed in March 2016. It discouraged high rent increases designed to profit off under-market rents or to clear tenants for major rehabilitation by speculative new owners.