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130-Year-Old Victorian-Era Home Burns

On Father's Day, all 29 of Alameda's on-duty firemen rushed to a fire at a Queen Anne-style home on the 1700 block of Minturn Street. Steve Gorman relays that there were no injuries to residents or first responders, and he is hopeful that the old home can be repaired.

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›› Steve Gorman,
June 18, 2024
On Father's Day, all 29 of Alameda's on-duty firemen rushed to a fire at a Queen Anne-style home on the 1700 block of Minturn Street. Steve Gorman relays that there were no injuries to residents or first responders, and he is hopeful that the old home can be repaired.
›› Vicky Nguyen,
June 17, 2024
After five months of research on housing accessibility in Alameda, the League of Women Voters of Alameda’s Student Advisory Committee presented its findings at a youth-led panel discussion. Vicky Nguyen reports on the discussion, including remarks from panelist—and mayor—Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft.
›› Karin K. Jensen,
June 14, 2024
On June 10, the Planning Board held a public workshop on the draft Development Plan for the RADIUM Theatre Performing Arts Center. Karin K. Jensen reports that the meeting centered around ensuring the preservation of the views of the center's neighbor, the Alameda Naval Air Museum.
›› Post Staff Reporting,
June 14, 2024
APD and the City Attorney’s Office have teamed up against the rising tide of vehicle-related crime in Alameda. "Our community should know our City Attorney believes in accountability. This unique partnership meaningfully enhances public safety,” said Chief Nishant Joshi.
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Alameda Features

›› Joyce Mercado,
June 18, 2024
Joyce Mercado praises the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. "If everyone adopted a plant-based diet instead of our Western meat-centric diet, we could cut food-created greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 70 percent," she writes.
›› Post Staff Reporting,
June 18, 2024
The Oakland Roots made team history on Saturday, June 15, when they defeated the Sacramento Republic 3-2 at Heart Health Park in Sacramento. After facing the Republic more than any other team, this was the first time Oakland beat them on their turf in Sacramento.
›› Denise Lum,
June 17, 2024
Should you wash your watermelon? Health Coach Denise Lum discusses food safety in the summer months—when lots of cold and raw foods are on the menu.
›› Post Staff Reporting,
June 17, 2024
Oakland Soul SC were moments away from keeping their perfect home record unblemished, but a goal from visiting California Storm in added time of the second half ensured a 2-2 draw at Merritt College on Thursday, June 14.

Alameda Opinions

›› Rico Fenix,
June 14, 2024
Alameda City Attorney’s Rico Fenix tells the story of 'Shayla,' a renter in Alameda who faced resistance during her housing application process after disclosing she would be utilizing her Section 8 voucher. The Prosecution and Public Rights Unit stepped in to help.
›› Brice,
June 13, 2024
The birds ponder a common island question in this installment of our weekly cartoon drawn by Alameda native, Brice.
›› Post Staff Reporting,
June 7, 2024
This week's letters include: Memorial Day success and thanks, Alameda parks coverage in the Alameda Post, the Food Bank plans its next move, and hats off to Animal Control Officer Alaina Onesko.
›› Brice,
June 6, 2024
Old Coot is still trying to get the newest character to understand in this installment of our weekly cartoon drawn by Alameda native, Brice.

Alameda History

›› Dennis Evanosky,
June 13, 2024
“Fernside Is the finest property in the Bay district. Let us prove it," proudly declared a 1925 Oakland Tribune advertisement. Dennis Evanosky takes a look at the remarkable Alameda neighborhood and Fred Wood, the man who sold the dream.
›› Dennis Evanosky,
June 6, 2024
Alfred A. Cohen was not the only member of his family to earn huge sums of money. Dennis Evanosky shares Cohen family history before A.A. and Emilie built their massive Fernside mansion.
›› Steve Gorman,
May 23, 2024
Alameda works hard to preserve its history, but not every house can be saved. Steve Gorman finishes the story of 2413 Buena Vista Avenue—once a circa 1890 Queen Anne style cottage—which now serves as approximately 14 parking spaces.
›› Dennis Evanosky,
May 22, 2024
Despite going bankrupt and being auctioned off over 80 years ago, Neptune Beach lives on in Alameda's memories and legends. Dennis Evanosky shares the history behind the magical park—its predecessors, glory days, and unfortunate end.
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