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Today’s Alameda Treasure – 2320 Lincoln Avenue, the Encinal Saloon, Part 1

“Possible Demolition of a Potential Alameda Landmark” read the headline of an article in the March 2004 edition of the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society newsletter. Steve Gorman dives into the history of a building at 2320 Lincoln Avenue which was once part of Alameda’s long-lost Chinatown.

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›› Post Staff Reporting,
June 20, 2024
This year, the Rotary Club of Alameda awarded more than $16,000 in academic scholarships, based on academic achievement, community service involvement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and quality of the oral interview.
›› 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.
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Alameda Features

›› Post Staff Reporting,
June 20, 2024
SF Bay Ferry needs your help to name the newest members of the fleet! Bay Area students submitted nearly 300 suggested names for the next two ferries that will join the SF Bay Ferry fleet in 2025 and 2026, and now it’s time for you to choose your favorites.
›› Gene Kahane,
June 20, 2024
Professional voice actor Shawn Smith sits down for five questions with Gene Kahane about a life pursuing his dreams—and the realities of his career. "Don’t look back with regret that you didn’t at least give it your best shot."
›› Post Staff Reporting,
June 19, 2024
“This June 19, I am proud to join communities across Assembly District 18 to celebrate Juneteenth,” State Assemblymember Mia Bonta wrote in a newsletter to constituents. She invites locals to these five Juneteenth events that take place on or after June 19 in neighboring cities, towns, and parks.
›› Post Staff Reporting,
June 19, 2024
Summer is here, and it’s time for outdoor theater productions. The Foodbank Players take the stage at the Healing Garden with none other than 'As You Like It,' William Shakespeare’s witty 17th century rom-com that pits brother against brother.

Alameda Opinions

›› Brice,
June 20, 2024
Old Coot tries out a new South Shore store in this installment of our weekly cartoon drawn by Alameda native, Brice.
›› 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.

Alameda History

›› Steve Gorman,
June 20, 2024
“Possible Demolition of a Potential Alameda Landmark” read the headline of an article in the March 2004 edition of the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society newsletter. Steve Gorman dives into the history of a building at 2320 Lincoln Avenue which was once part of Alameda’s long-lost Chinatown.
›› 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.
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