West Alameda Business Association

As I’ve mentioned before, many of the trees on Webster Street were infested with aphids. I would like to say “thank you” to Jesse in the Public Works Department for taking care of the issue. The aphids may be gone, but the mess they left on our sidewalks is evident. The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) will be spot power washing, tree by tree, until the sidewalks are clean again. 

There are two great events coming up this month on the West End.

Events on the West End in August include two offerings from the Webster Street boutique known as Feathered Outlaw. 

Alameda’s first-ever West End Night Market brought live bands, art vendors and great food and drinks to Webster Street July 16. 


The members and staff of the West Alameda Business Association (WABA) are very fortunate to be surrounded by talented and passionate directors, volunteers and consultants. Thanks to their extensive efforts, in the next several months many changes will be coming to WABA’s communications. A complete refresh of WABA’s online presence at www.westalamedabusiness.com will take effect this month — a very exciting time for West Alameda! Any suggestions are always welcome.

The crowds were out in full force last weekend for the West End’s annual Island Jam street festival. Thousands enjoyed the live music, food, drink and festivities at the event.

Above,the crowd dances at one of three stages that featured local bands. A showcase of talent took place at the community stage at Webster Street and Haight Avenue.


Thank you to Alameda Police Chief Paul Rolleri and his incredible team for immediately addressing the concerns of recent crime on Webster Street. Working with Chief Rolleri the West Alameda Business Association has created a West End Community Safety Forum scheduled for Thrusday, May 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. upstairs in Otaez Restaurant, 1619 Webster St.  

The Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) annual fundraiser, The Farm to Table Luncheon, has been set for Saturday, May 19. APC invites Alamedans to come eat, celebrate and advocate for a great cause at the APC Farm. Supporting the less fortunate gives extra meaning to the words strength, home and kindness.


The Best of Alameda contest by Alameda Magazine is a highlight of the year that celebrates our Island City. The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) congratulates the following West Alameda businesses for being chosen among the Best of Alameda.

Food & Drink

Feathered Outlaw at 1506 Webster St., a shop that features works by artists, crafters and makers, recently celebrated its first anniversary. According to shop owner Marie Ortega, “Attendance was amazing and catering, live screenprinting and the DJ all went off without a hitch!” Left to right: Mynt Ortega, owner of Modern Mouse; Marie Ortega; Holly Shirrmacher and Melissa Rivers, owner of Herbal Gypsy, celebrate the store’s birthday with friends, staff and artists who consign their works there. 

On Wednesday, March 28, the West Alameda Business Association (WABA) will present a brand-new event designed to showcase the West End’s delicious eatieries. The West End is abuzz about the upcoming “A Taste of West Alameda” where everyone can come over and enjoy endless samples of West Alameda’s variety of cuisines. Mix and mingle while tasting beer, wine and spirits from Alameda Point’s own Spirit’s Alley and beyond.