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Afghan Refugee Donation Center Thrives in Alameda

United Afghan Association center serves recent arrivals to Northern California from Alameda Point warehouse. It’s no accident that Freshta Kohgadai maintains a deep commitment to…

Representation Matters

Wilma Chan’s death last November is still deeply felt with Alameda County residents who had relied on her leadership especially in health care, and services…

Alameda Honors Those Who Sacrificed All

Members of the Fourth Force Reconnaissance Company of the United States Marine Corps opened this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park in Alameda with…

Toxic Spiders Pose Dangers - Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The city of Alameda is infested with toxic spiders. No, I’m not talking about the Black Widow. Another two are my concern.…

Memorial Day 2022 – Bear’s-Eye View

Incredibly and overwhelmingly sad. In preparing for this week’s report, I knew it would have a somber tone knowing that I was going to take…

The True Meaning of Memorial Day Revisited

Memorial in Bronze from 1948 by Thomas M. Lane, Alameda Fire Department Chief 1933-1958. On the cover of this issue of the Alameda Firemen’s Year…

Measure B is Essential – Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I write to share some of the reasons why I am voting YES on Measure B in the upcoming election on June…

Single-Use Plastics Ban Now Includes Condiments & Utensils

Alameda’s City Charter amended to ban additional single-use plastics in food service. First, in 2017, Alameda City Council passed the Disposable Food Service Ware law…

Alameda First to Welcome Transcontinental Railroad

A curse, a failed land grab, and a murder played roles in bringing the transcontinental railroad  West. On Sept. 6, 1869, a train with Leland…

Rhythmix Brings 'Uprooted' Rhythm to -isms

On May 21 and 22, in locations around Alameda Point, about 2,100 people experienced the talents of Uprooted, the third in the Island City Waterways series…

New Alameda Parking Enforcement

Public Works plans to improve enforcement and increase compliance. The City of Alameda launched its new parking enforcement service Monday, May 23, with improved enforcement…

'The Quality of Life' Opening at Altarena Playhouse

Bay Area playwright Jane Anderson’s play is set in Berkeley after the 1991 fires. Coming in from a sunny day, Alameda’s Altarena Playhouse lobby is…

Don't Fall for Email Scams

My Dad called me the other morning because he received an email that appeared to be from The Geek Squad. They wanted him to renew…

Living the Sweet Life

Oh, how we love our sugar. Did you know that the average American consumes about 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day? Seventeen! That’s equivalent…

The Fast & Furriest Challenge – Bear’s-Eye View

This week’s report is a special feature and a contest all rolled into one. In my many adventures around town, I started noticing the emblems…

Island City Waterways Brings Alameda History to Life

Tickets still available for many of this weekend’s free performances. On May 21-22, Rhythmix Cultural Works, in partnership with the City of Alameda, presents Island…

Guaranteed Basic Income Program Coming to Alameda

City Council Approves $4.6 Million for GBI Pilot Program On Tuesday, May 17, City Council resolved to appropriate $4,600,000 of American Rescue Plan Act of…

What’s the Address? Go Outside and Look!

Tahoe Apartments Fire — 1814 Central Avenue Wed., Feb. 7, 1973, 8:13 p.m. This is part of our ongoing series of Dave LeMoine’s memories of…

1833 & 1837 Clinton Ave. – Today’s Alameda Treasures

Today’s Alameda Treasures are a pair of Queen Anne beauties created in 1891 at 1833 and 1837 Clinton Ave. by renowned local builder Joseph A.…

Island Savoy Market Opens in June

The successor to Market Spot on Lincoln Avenue and Bay Street. When Mike Stevens walked past the Market Spot during its last days, he looked…

Alameda’s Own Belt Line Railroad

City once owned railroad that served Del Monte, Alaska Packers, Pennzoil In 1918, the City of Alameda invested some of the profits from its Municipal…

Celebrate Niel Tam and Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

On May 22, the Alameda Asian Pacific Islander (API) Round Table invites the community to celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month at the Niel Tam Education…

Make Voices Heard for Reproductive Choice – Letter to the Editor

To the Editor On 6 May 2022, the Alameda County Council of the League of Women Voters, which consists of the Leagues of Alameda, Berkeley…

Happy Little Trees Come to Inkblot Gallery

Jean Chen’s Inkblot Gallery is a small but mighty space. Facing south on Alameda’s Central Avenue, shaded by sycamores between Ninth Street and Caroline Street,…
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