The USS Hornet Museum will host several musical performances to welcome the fleet to San Francisco Bay on Friday, Oct 7. Headlining the event is the USO Show Troupe which presents performers with extensive stage, film and television credits. Other performers include The Swingin’ Blue Stars, U.S. Pacific Fleet Band, RockSkool by HFT Rocks, DJ Tom LG and The USS Hornet Band. Doors open at 1 p.m. For ticket prices and more information, visit



The Blue Angels, United States Air Force aircraft, other performance teams and aerobatic planes, as well as France’s Breitling Jet Team will use Oakland International Airport this year as their base for Fleet Week 2016. 


An Alameda man believes his home was vandalized due to his stance on the city’s rent control issue. Alameda resident Dean McPhee’s house suffered damage caused by a rock.

“Shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, an unknown vandal threw a raw egg at the window of our 115-year-old Victorian,” wrote McPhee in a letter to the Alameda Sun. “The egg broke, but the window did not, so a second effort entailed a rock, which was effective in breaking the 2’ by 3’ pane of the double-hung window.”


The city of Alameda is holding a special public meeting to discuss the action plan aimed to mitigate the increased number of homeless encampments in the city. 


Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) is holding a grand reopening and fundraiser Friday, Sept. 30. The event will include live poetry readings, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar serving wine and beer and a silent auctions of art, gifts and unique experiences.

Frank Bette Center’s focus is to fulfill and build upon Frank Bette’s dream to create and maintain “a place for meetings, readings, showings, and other creative doings.” 


The Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is seeking to renegotiate its contract with the city of Alameda so it can better manage the Alameda Animal Shelter. FAAS sent out a press release to Alameda residents and city leaders stating the reasons it needs more funding for the shelter. 


The City of Alameda is working collaboratively with Alameda Point Collaborative, Operation Dignity and the Social Services Human Resources Board (SSHRB) to develop and implement a plan to prevent increased homeless encampments in the city.

Homeless encampments in Alameda and across the entire Bay Area region have grown in recent months. With the construction of Jean Sweeney Open Space Park anticipated to begin the city is trying to create a compassionate plan of action to help those displaced by the construction. 

A new social media initiative to promote the city of Alameda begins today at City Hall. “So often we hear people talking about Alameda and all the things that make our Island community unique,” stated the city’s press release.


With the Nov. 8 election date approaching, more information is coming out about Alameda’s most talked about issue. The two rent ordinances that are up for vote at the election appear to have a lot more differences than similarities. 


Alameda among 71 entities on list

The city of Alameda was one of 71 cities or public organizations cited by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for failure to disclose to investors all information regarding municipal bond transactions. 

The SEC’s findings were revealed in the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) initiative report released Wednesday, Aug. 24. The initiative is a voluntary self-reporting program targeting material misstatements and omissions in municipal-bond offerings.