Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft shares an elbow bump with Gov. Gavin Newsom at Ruby Bridges Elementary School on Tuesday, March 16. The governor was in town to give a press conference that addressed the reopening of schools for in-person instruction after almost exactly of year of closure.
A former Alameda High School basketball standout is starring as the lead character in the recently released major studio motion picture. Taylor Takahashi plays the title character in the Focus Features film Boogie, which was released on March 5.
Alameda Police Department (APD) has announced the arrest of Jonathon Gee, 33, as the man who allegedly threatened protesters on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. According to witnesses, Gee was holding what appeared to be a long gun and was threatening the protesters.
Shell Oil, the owner of the property that houses the Pennzoil plant on Grand Street, has now demolished all the buildings and above-ground tanks there. The 4.1-acre site is bounded by Grand Street, Fortman Way, Ellen Craig Avenue and Hibbard Street.
The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) completed its beach and dune improvement project at Alameda Point in December 2020. The complete facelift comes on the heels of the city upgrading the nearby boat ramp. The area is accessible from Central Avenue next to Encinal High School.
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging in Alameda and world history. Events that gripped the nation also had a lasting impact on the Island City as well. From the COVID-19 pandemic to protests of systemic racism, 2020 will be remembered as a unique year.