Alameda News


Neptune Beach opened its doors 100 years ago on March 31, 1917. To celebrate the occasion, Alameda Sun publishers and historians Eric J. Kos and Dennis Evanosky will lead a two-hour history walk this Saturday, April 1. 

Before learning about the “Coney Island of the West,” tourgoers will meet one of Alameda’s founders and enjoy an imaginary pint at the Palace Brewery. Learn about the “Eppsicle” and see what’s left of Neptune Beach’s footprint. Meet at 10 a.m. at Taylor Avenue and Webster Street.



The Alameda Homeless Network is hosting the 26th annual Have a Heart Gala from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 15. The network is a non-profit organization dedicated to securing funds to keep the Midway Shelter operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Join the fun at the gala and bid on exciting silent auction packages. A raffle will be held for a $500 grand prize. Mingle with friends, enjoy a great dinner and help build a stronger, safer community.


The county has a need for qualified residents to serve as community watchdogs. Alameda County civil grand jurors examine the operations of local government agencies and investigate citizen complaints. Alameda residents are encouraged to apply. 


Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is taking steps to transform its service with the launch of a new technology program called Energy inView. Beginning next month, AMP’s meter-installation contractor, Professional Meters, Inc. will begin replacing the traditional analog meters with Smart Meters, which are capable of two-way communication between customers and AMP.

AMP expects to complete installation for all its residential and commercial customers by December 2017. The utility will notify customers prior to their scheduled meter upgrades. 


College of Alameda’s (CoA) President Tim Karas presented the school’s new program for Alameda high school students at the Tuesday, March 14, Alameda Board of Education meeting.