The Library Fund consists of monies given as gifts and memorials or collected as fines. In addition to city funding, the library is supported by the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization composed of local, civic-minded residents, which annually sponsor fund raising events for the benefit of the Library System. 

These funds cannot be used by the Library Board without the Friends’ consent. 


The Alameda County Public Works Agency (ACPW) will close traffic lanes on the Park Street Bridge and High Street Bridge on different days beginning in April. The closures are necessary for engineering teams to perform bridge inspections. The lane closures will be during non-peak hours and at night. Detour signs will be posted. Motorists are advised to use caution when driving through the area. 


An Alameda resident suffered serious injuries Friday, March 23, after a tree fell on him in Washington Park. 

The man was watching his daughter play in a varsity softball game for Encinal High School’s Jets at Lower Washington Park when a large pine tree fell on him, according to a city press release. First responders were on the scene to transport the unidentified victim. The parent was taken to a local hospital where he is in serious, but stable condition. He remained hospitalized as of Monday, March 26.

All meetings are scheduled to take place at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Council Chambers, third floor. For more information see

Monday, March 12

  • 7 p.m. Planning Board Meeting. Meetings held second and fourth Mondays of the month.

Tuesday, March 13

  • 6 p.m. Alameda Unified School District Board of Education Meeting. Meetings held second and fourth Tuesdays. (Info:

Tuesday, March 20

The City of Alameda was formed in 1872 from the towns of Alameda, Encinal and Woodstock. For the first 44 years of its existence, Alameda was a general law city. This meant that Alameda did not have its own set of rules, rather state laws governed how the city ran. That changed in 1916, when Alameda became a Charter City. 


Alameda Community Learning Center students Kai and Aziz Zarehbin traveled to Orebro, Sweden, last month to take part in the 2018 Swedish Open Table Tennis tournament.

Kai, 14, competed in the junior (18-and-under) and cadet (15-and-under) boys’ divisions, while Aziz, 12, competed in the cadet and mini cadet (13-and-under) boys’ divisions. 

Kai lost to Finn Vetvik of Norway in the first round of the junior division and to Felix Kohler of Germany in the first round of the cadet division. 


State Senator Nancy Skinner recently released a letter that outlines Assembly Bill 450 that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law and became effective on Jan. 1. The new law requires, among other items, employers to verify that immigration officials have judicial warrants or subpoenas prior to entering workplaces in California. It also mandates employers to provide notices to employees if immigration officials request reviews of any employers’ immigration documents. 


Henry Huntly Haight was born in Rochester, New York, on May 20, 1825. He was of English and Scottish roots, with his paternal ancestors settling in 1628 in what became Massachusetts. He established the third generation of lawyers in his family. 


The City Council sat in closed session for some five hours on Tuesday, Jan. 30. As with all closed meetings the subject matter remains sealed. A call to City Clerk Lara Weisiger’s office revealed that the City Council was scheduled to approve the minutes of that meeting in closed session before its regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday after the Alameda Sun went to press. 


The Alameda Police Department (APD) has launched a new program to help reduce crime in the city. 

The new program is called the We S.E.E. or Share Electronic Evidence program. The program allows APD to quickly identify nearby cameras that may have captured evidence, helping solve crimes across the Island.