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Alameda's Architectural Treasure Chest - Don't Call them 'Victorians'!

Our homes reflect the attitude and feelings prevalent at the time they were built. The Greek Revival style recalls that time when — reeling from…

Dangerous Driving and Bessie's Last Rites

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda. Further installments will be published every Friday. The Coaster…

Night Cruise to San Francisco

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda. Further installments will be published every Friday. It was…

Drunks and Werewolves

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda. Further installments will be published every Friday. Who’s that…

More Friends and Fun on the Estuary

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda. Further installments will be published every Friday. Dave and…

Dave Meets Dean – a Few Years in the Life of Some Local Teens

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda. Further installments will be published every Friday. Shifters Car…

World Famous Cranes Made in Alameda

The Pacific Coast Engineering Company (PACECO) designed the world’s first high-speed, dockside container-handling cranes on Blanding Avenue here in Alameda. PACECO’s C. Dean Ramsden worked…

Memories of Bay Farm Island, Part 2

This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda. Further installments will be published every Friday. Summers would…

Back in Time: A Trip Through Alameda’s Three Towns

Before 1872, visitors found three independent towns — Alameda, Encinal, and Woodstock — on the Alameda peninsula. William Worthington Chipman and Gideon Aughinbaugh, who purchased…

Memories of Bay Farm Island, Part 1

This is the first part of an ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of growing up in Alameda. Further installments will be published every Friday.…

Alameda’s First Inhabitants

Today’s Island City began life as a peninsula where Native Americans, members of the Ohlone tribe, first lived more than 3,000 years ago. These first…

Did You Know? Artesian Water Works Building

Did you know that Park Street used to have a water tower by the corner of Central Avenue? All that remains is one wall, located…

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