Feature Articles


In a recent letter, (“Fire Tower Raises Concern,” Feb. 14) a resident reported not knowing the story behind the Alameda Fire Department’s drill tower on Bay Farm Island. Below appears an excerpt from Stellar Media Group’s soon-to-be released Bay Farm Island, A hidden history of Alameda that tells the story of this facility.

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s newest affordable homes for families and veterans. Everett Commons will open Tuesday, March 26, from 3 to 4 p.m. The new housing complex is located at 2437 Eagle Ave. at Everett Street.

Light refreshments will be served. Parking is limited. The city recommends carpooling or taking transit if possible. 

No housing units are available in Everett Commons; all Housing Authority waitlists are closed at this time.

Alameda fathers and their daughters enjoyed the 18th annual Father-Daughter Dance Party co-sponsored by Girls Inc. of the Island City and Alameda Recreation & Park Department last month. The dance party, with the theme “Out of this World” took place Feb. 8 at the Albert H. DeWitt O’Club at Alameda Point. The special party is just for girls, ages 5 to 12, and their fathers or other significant role models. The event featured dancing, arts and crafts, hors d’oeuvres and other fun. Each daughter also received a special memento at the end of the evening.


As part of the Alameda Free Library’s Summer Reading Challenge, Alamedans are invited to help create a photomosaic showing all the different people, places and things that make Alameda such a special place to live. It takes a lot of “I’s” (people, animals, buildings, trees, beaches and more) to create the “We” that is Alameda.