Feature Articles

AHS Theater Performs Livestreamed Cabaret

May 28,2020

What was supposed to be an end of the year event turned into an online extravaganza for the Alameda High School (AHS) drama department. On May 22, the drama department livestreamed The Living Room Cabaret.

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Courtesy Oakland History Room, Oakland Public Library &nbsp&nbsp Oakland converted its auditorium on Lake Merritt into a hospital in the pandemic.

Island’s Bout with 1918 Influenza Pandemic

May 28,2020

The Island City had two anchors in 1918. Its newest resort, Neptune Beach, was drawing people from all over the Bay Area. Its largest industry, shipbuilding, was employing people at Bethlehem Steel’s Alameda Yard to turn out ships to help see the country through World War I. 

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Things Haven’t Changed Much

May 14,2020

In this 1918 photo courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library, a San Francisco police officer confronts a man in public for not wearing a facemask. The Spanish flu pandemic 102 years ago, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic believed to be caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus.

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