Alameda News

“Our Grandparent’s Tales” is a contest that gives kids the opportunity to hear and re-tell the rich stories of older adults in their lives. 

Children transcribe stories told to them by a grandparent or other older adult, often complete with an original illustration. Every child who submits a story will receive a certificate to celebrate their participation. Selected stories will be re-published in a newspaper, on a website, read on the radio or at a public Grandparent’s Tales event.


On Thursday, March 10, members of the city’s Recreation and Park Department took a tour of five current and upcoming park projects. The tour included the aging Encinal Boat Launch Facility, one of the few places in Alameda that offers resident direct and free access to San Francisco Bay. 


The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND)’s board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Ken Jennings as the Catholic school’s next principal. 


Ground preparation for soil testing began at the site of the future Jean Sweeney Park Tuesday. 

According to an email from the City of Alameda Recreation and Parks Director, Amy Wooldridge, “Work is being done onsite at Sweeney Park today with a bulldozer. They are using a water truck to keep dust down. 

“They will just be clearing very specific areas in order to create the flat ground needed for soil sampling and ground penetrating radar, which is used to determine the soil types,” stated Wooldridge. 

Part one

Last Thursday, members of the Recreation and Park Commission took a tour of five current and upcoming park projects:  Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, Encinal Boat Launch Facility, the Alameda Point Sports Project, Krusi Park and Estuary Park.