Alameda News


The Alameda Home Team is hosting a community forum during Affordable Housing Week. The event will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m., next Thursday, May 19, in the Ratskeller at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. 

The forum will cover housing and jobs in terms of competing priorities: topics that must be addressed as complementary issues. The forum will also present the current developments of new affordable homes critically needed in Alameda. 


Optimized Wellness Center, Alameda’s new premier health and wellness center, will host an open house on Friday, May 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. The center is located at 2381 Mariner Square Dr., Suite 170

Join them for drinks and appetizers and get to know the doctors. Tour the facility and learn about their services. Complimentary screenings and childcare will be available. There’s plenty of parking so bring family, friends and neighbors. Learn more at or call 497-4424.



The Alameda Police Department (APD) and several other Alameda County law enforcement agencies conducted a prostitution sting that led to 11 arrests in Alameda last Thursday, April 28.

The officers used websites, such as, to engage with prostitute handlers. They lured them to a hotel thinking they were conducting a business transaction. 

“We had one officer pose as an undercover John,” said APD Lt. Hoshmand Durani. “Once money was handed over to the handlers we went in to make arrests.”


Rhythmix Cultural Works will welcome audiences to explore and celebrate the confluence of these ingredients with a free public art event combining dance, music, storytelling and visual art presented by more than two dozen artists.

The Island City Waterways is an event that will highlight the city’s connections to the water from the time of the Ohlone people to the completion of the tidal canal between Oakland and Alameda that created the Island City.


Renovation and development of several parks, such as the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, will soon begin to share the spotlight with housing developments. Located at the former Alameda Belt Line rail yard between Constitution Way, Atlantic Avenue and Sherman Street, Jean Sweeney Open Space Park’s topography is unique among Alameda’s parks as a large open space within an urban environment. Estimated to cover 27 acres, this park will be the largest in Alameda.