Alameda News


The Citibank on Santa Clara Avenue was the target of a bank robbery last Saturday, Dec. 10.

An unknown man entered the Citibank at 2420 Santa Clara Ave., in the afternoon. According to police reports he threatened to kill everyone inside and demanded money from two bank tellers. The assailant received an undisclosed amount of money from the tellers and left the scene on foot.


The Alameda Police Department (APD) was able to identify a man who was found in public alone and unresponsive Saturday, Dec. 10. 

APD identified the man on Monday, Dec. 12, with the help of a lcaol resident who recognized the man after seeing a photo of him in a news alert. He later notified first responders.

The unresponsive man was identified as an Oakland resident. APD sent out a message on its Facebook page notifying the public they have discovered the man’s identity. 


The City of Alameda has unveiled its Homeless Action Plan to help accommodate the homeless encampment population at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park during its planned construction.

The particulars of the plan were mapped out in the city’s Addressing Homelessness in Alameda report. The plan, which is already underway, includes an initial survey assessment and posting of park timeline notices, both of which has already been completed. 


Members of the Planning Board are scheduled to discuss the city’s Transit and Transportation Demand Management Plan at their next meeting.  

If approved the plan would focus on implementing four strategies. The first two would address improving travel to and from Oakland and San Francisco, including the commute by BART and ferry. The third strategy would affect getting around Alameda, while the fourth would focus on properly managing and monitoring these collective efforts. 


Bay Ship & Yacht’s parent company, Bay Maritime Corp., announced on Monday, Dec. 5, that it had acquired Svendsen’s Chandlery and Svendsen’s Marine International.

Svendsen’s has had a working relationship with Bay Ship & Yacht for decades, according to the press release that announced the deal. Bay Maritime will take over operations at Alameda Marina in January. Sean Svendsen will continue in his role as Svendsen’s general manager.