The Alameda Unified School district website has a wealth of information on helping kids understand the news. Visit for more tips like these. 

Be understanding. Not everyone responds the same way in times of crisis. It’s common for children experiencing trauma to become more quiet or withdrawn, while others may become irritable or act out. Remember that these are all normal reactions. Respond in a calm and caring way.


The Golden State Warriors Community Foundation unveiled two newly refurbished basketball courts at Alameda’s Upper Washington Park at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 29. Hundreds of Alamedans were in attendance. 

The Warriors worked in partnership with the Good Tidings Foundation, Aquafina and the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex to bring the new courts to Alameda. The courts are painted in Warrior blue. The Warriors’ logo now appears at the half-court line and the Alameda Recreation and Parks logo along the sidelines.


The Alameda Junior Golf Club (AJGC) presented college scholarships to seven Alamedans for the 2017-2018 academic school year.

The scholarships were awarded to Anthony Davis (Chabot College), Thomas Flynn (University of Oregon), Michael Lee (UCLA), Emma McCarthy (St. Mary’s College), Eileen Rhatigan (University of San Diego), Corine Tan (UCLA) and Thomas Baumgartner (Sacramento State). 


Local students interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology have a unique opportunity to obtain scholarships thanks to local resident Antoinette Paulino and her mother. Originally from Antioch, Paulino moved to Alameda 16 years ago and discovered “a wonderful and giving community and thought I could contribute by giving back.” Paulino credits her mother with teaching her the importance of helping others.


Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet again in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and flyers with hate messages on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).