Alameda News


Residents of Alameda and surrounding cities will meet along the Alameda beach to create a human chain to promote inclusiveness.

The event, Hands Across Alameda, is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20, which is also President’s Day. Alamedans are set to continue a tradition of inclusiveness as they cross the partisan divide by crossing hands together. The event was organized through social media and promoted by the city.


Jeremy Reiss and his daughter Emily rock the night away at last week’s Father-Daughter Dance at the O Club at Alameda Point. Girls Incorporated of the Island City joined the Alameda Parks and Recreation to co-host the 16th annual affair for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers, or other favorite male role models. This year’s theme was “Jungle Safari.” The event features delicious food and drink, arts and crafts, dancing to a DJ and special mementos for the girls.


Leaving several thousand dollars behind in Las Vegas can be a painful experience. But in my case, I ended up far richer and better informed than when I arrived. What I learned prompted me to donate two Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) to the Alameda Boy Scout Council and Girls Inc. of the Island City.

I had the privilege of meeting with two dozen professional rescuers from throughout the United States — three who were survivors of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) —that all have dedicated their lives to saving others.


Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Board of Education have announced that Board Member Solana Henneberry died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, after battling a serious illness for more than a year.


Measure B1 parcel tax in question

Three owners of commercial property in Alameda — Nelco, Inc., Santa Clara Investors II and Edward Hirshberg — have filed suit in Alameda County Superior Court against the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). Records list Hirshberg as president and two other members of the Hirshberg family — Jerilyn and Wilson — as part-owners of Nelco Inc.