Members of the Encinal High School DECA club are working to raise money so they can attend DECA’s “New York Experience” event in New York City this winter. The club is currently seeking donations of clothes, electronics, DVDs/CDs, furniture, bicycles, school supplies, toys, video games and jewelry to supply a yard sale set for Saturday, Sept. 22.

The idea of merging Alameda High and Encinal High schools has been raised several times in previous decades. In the spring of 2018, community members, athletic directors and teachers asked for a new review of the concept for two reasons. 

“The Princeton Review” offers some guidelines to escaping the same-old homework habits. Try these study tips and get the brain boosted in time for back to school.

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their schools’ supply lists are now posted on  

With just one or two clicks, parents can find their childrens’ exact supply lists and then click right over to pre-filled shopping carts on Target, Walmart, Office Depot, Amazon and more to purchase their list and have supplies shipped right to their homes. Target, Walmart and Office Depot also offer in-store pick-up. Super easy, super convenient.  


The 64th annual City of Alameda Swim Championships took place last weekend at the Encinal Swim Center. Hundreds of swimmers with ties to Alameda competed in 90 meets at the event.

The event started Friday, Aug. 3, with the girls’ 13- to 14-year-old 1,650-yard freestyle. Molly Boyle won the race with a time of 19:43.53. The boys’ 15- to 18-year-old 1,650-yard freestyle meet also took place Friday. Kevin Habek finished with a time of 17:23.15 to beat out four other swimmers and earned the victory.