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Former City Manager Jill Keimach will not face any criminal charges for recording meeting with council members  https://...
10/24/2018
DA Clears Keimach

Former City Manager Jill Keimach will not face any criminal charges for recording meeting with council members https://alamedasun.com/news/da-clears-keimach #alameda #citycouncil #afd #jillkeimach

Former Alameda City Manager Jill Keimach was absolved of any wrongdoing by the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) office after secretly recording a meeting that involved her, Vice Mayor Malia Vella and Councilmember Jim Oddie. “I am extremely grateful to the District Attorney’s office for...

The annual Hoop Shoots contest is back starting this Monday https://alamedasun.com/news/elks%E2%80%99-46th-hoop-shoots-c...
10/12/2018
Elks’ 46th Hoop Shoots Contest Starts Monday

The annual Hoop Shoots contest is back starting this Monday https://alamedasun.com/news/elks%E2%80%99-46th-hoop-shoots-contest-starts-monday #alamedaelks #alameda

The Alameda Elks along with the Alameda Recreation and Park Department will kick off the 46th annual Hoop Shoots contest Monday, Oct. 15. The contest competition will be at the park level. The first competitions will be held at Bayport, Franklin, Leydecker, Lincoln, Longfellow, Tillman and Washingto...

Citywide earthquake drill scheduled for this Thursday https://alamedasun.com/news/drop-cover-hold-great-california-shake...
10/12/2018
Drop, Cover, Hold on: Great California Shakeout

Citywide earthquake drill scheduled for this Thursday https://alamedasun.com/news/drop-cover-hold-great-california-shakeout #alameda #greatshakeout

Next Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m., there will be an earthquake in Alameda. That is, an earthquake drill. In regions across the United States and countries around the globe, where earthquakes are as common a concern as in the Bay Area. Millions of people will practice how to safely and confidentl...

Mayor Trish Spencer responded to "incomplete" Eat Bay Express article https://alamedasun.com/news/article-targets-island...
10/12/2018
Article Targets Island’s Mayor

Mayor Trish Spencer responded to "incomplete" Eat Bay Express article https://alamedasun.com/news/article-targets-island%E2%80%99s-mayor #alameda

Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer whose re-election campaign is currently underway, was the subject of an article in the East Bay Express titled “Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer Has Yet to Return Missing Funds.” Spencer describes the story as “incomplete, at best.” Spencer came to the Alameda Sun last...

Emergency Preparedness training procedures took place at Alameda Point https://alamedasun.com/news/urban-shield-practice...
09/14/2018
Urban Shield Practice at Point Included Gunfire

Emergency Preparedness training procedures took place at Alameda Point https://alamedasun.com/news/urban-shield-practice-point-included-gunfire #alamedapoint #Veteransaffairs

Endangered least terns nest nearby On Sept. 9, the tranquility of the remote shoreline on the federal property at Alameda Point was interrupted by participants firing blanks as an Urban Shield tactical team staged a mock hostage rescue. The gunfire was part of the emergency preparedness training tha...

Someone in Alameda is writing positive messages on sidewalks throughout the city https://alamedasun.com/news/wild-poetry...
08/31/2018
Wild Poetry Bomber Strikes in Island City

Someone in Alameda is writing positive messages on sidewalks throughout the city https://alamedasun.com/news/wild-poetry-bomber-strikes-island-city #alameda

Neighbors of Franklin Park and Park Street, among other places, have noticed the sudden appearance of unattributed aphorisms this week written in chalk on the sidewalk. An unidentified poet has been hard at work executing positive messages in impeccable hand writing on the concrete in various places...

City of Alameda to pass on opportunity for US Department of Justice grant because of their refusal to send immigration o...
08/31/2018
City Passes on $10,500

City of Alameda to pass on opportunity for US Department of Justice grant because of their refusal to send immigration or citizenship information about suspected undocumented immigrants https://alamedasun.com/news/city-passes-10500 #alameda

Alameda won’t apply for USDOJ cash The City of Alameda is electing not to submit an application for the 2018 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) from the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). Chief of Police Paul Rolleri advised Alameda County officials that the city would not apply for this federa...

One of Alameda's most employed companies is leaving the Island next year. https://alamedasun.com/news/key-employer-harbo...
08/24/2018
Key Employer at Harbor Bay Plans to Move Out

One of Alameda's most employed companies is leaving the Island next year. https://alamedasun.com/news/key-employer-harbor-bay-plans-move-out #vfoutdoors #harborbay

VF Outdoors headed for Denver VF Outdoor announced that it will move its company with 650 employees to Denver, Colo., next year. In 2011, the company worked with SRMErnst — now busy at Alameda Point — to build a campus on Harbor Bay Parkway. The company moved from San Leandro into its 14-acre wa...

08/20/2018

Any parents of Alameda students want to see their kids in the Sun? The Alameda Sun is looking for first day of school pictures. Send them in a reply or email them to [email protected]

Good Luck to the Encinal and Alameda high school football teams on the first games of the season tonight. The Hornets ar...
08/17/2018
Football Season Begins

Good Luck to the Encinal and Alameda high school football teams on the first games of the season tonight. The Hornets are on the road, while the Jets play at Stargell Field https://alamedasun.com/news/football-season-begins #hornets #Jets

The 2018 high school football season is picking up earlier than usual with both Alameda and Encinal high school teams beginning their seasons tomorrow. Encinal High The Jets (11-1 last year) will begin the season with a battle against Washington of Fremont at Stargell Field.

The Alameda Police Department is reopening the Citizen Police Academy to allow participants to learn about and engage wi...
08/17/2018
Citizen Police Academy Reopens

The Alameda Police Department is reopening the Citizen Police Academy to allow participants to learn about and engage with the department's officers https://alamedasun.com/news/citizen-police-academy-reopens #apd

Committed to building relationships with the community, the Alameda Police Department (APD) is reopening the popular Citizen Police Academy. The Academy will allow participants to learn about and engage with APD officers and personnel through lectures and hands-on activities. Topics include officer....

Alamedan describes her experience while helping the Mendocino Fire extinguish effort https://alamedasun.com/news/local-r...
08/17/2018
Local Responds to Mendocino Fires

Alamedan describes her experience while helping the Mendocino Fire extinguish effort https://alamedasun.com/news/local-responds-mendocino-fires #MendocinoComplexFires #alameda #redcross

Red Cross volunteer La Faver supports fire victims Susanne La Faver has served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross since 1991. Last year she worked in the Florida Keys during Hurricane Irma, as well as at the fires that devastated Santa Rosa. As part of her more recent duties, she represented...

Members of a Sea Scout Alameda Council crew saved a distressed man on a kayak last month while he was stranded in the Sa...
08/15/2018
Sea Scouts Perform Impromptu Rescue

Members of a Sea Scout Alameda Council crew saved a distressed man on a kayak last month while he was stranded in the San Francisco Bay https://alamedasun.com/news/sea-scouts-perform-impromptu-rescue #seascouts #sanfranciscobay

Members of the Sea Scouts, Alameda Council rescued a missing distressed kayaker in San Francisco Bay near Pittsburg on July 20. The Sea Scouts, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, were going on a scouting cruise on their Sea Scout Ship No. 9 Sea Fox from Hunter’s Point in San Francisco to Pitts...

Alameda youth took to the Encinal Swim Center last week to compete in the 64th Annual City Swim Championships https://al...
08/10/2018
64th Swim Championships Results

Alameda youth took to the Encinal Swim Center last week to compete in the 64th Annual City Swim Championships https://alamedasun.com/news/64th-swim-championships-results #cityswimchampionships #alamedagators #alamedaislandaquatics

The 64th annual City of Alameda Swim Championships took place last weekend at the Encinal Swim Center. Hundreds of swimmers with ties to Alameda competed in 90 meets at the event. The event started Friday, Aug. 3, with the girls’ 13- to 14-year-old 1,650-yard freestyle. Molly Boyle won the race wi...

Program sponsored by Alameda Recreation and Parks Department took patrons to old and new historic sites in the city of A...
08/10/2018
Alameda Walks Visits New and Old

Program sponsored by Alameda Recreation and Parks Department took patrons to old and new historic sites in the city of Alameda https://alamedasun.com/news/alameda-walks-visits-new-and-old #alamedawalks

Last Saturday, the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department (ARPD) sponsored Alameda Walks program strolled through both history and current events. The all-ages group learned about the Mastick family and famed architects Felix Marcuse and Julius Remmel who helped shape the Island City. Myself and Al...

Alameda public allowed to tour Jean Sweeney Park to view the designs of the site https://alamedasun.com/news/public-expl...
08/08/2018
Public Explores Sweeney Park

Alameda public allowed to tour Jean Sweeney Park to view the designs of the site https://alamedasun.com/news/public-explores-sweeney-park #jeansweeneypark

About 75 people attended the first public tours of the City of Alameda’s newest park, the 21st in the Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD), Jean Sweeney Park, last Saturday. Another tour is set for today from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tours gather at the park entrance on Sherman Street. Both tour...

Members of the Alameda Fire Dept. and Alameda Municipal Power continue their support fight harsh fire in Northern portio...
08/03/2018
Alameda Agencies Support Fire Efforts

Members of the Alameda Fire Dept. and Alameda Municipal Power continue their support fight harsh fire in Northern portions of California. https://alamedasun.com/news/alameda-agencies-support-fire-efforts #afd

Alameda fire crews deployed all over California, AMP responds to restore electricity to victims of Carr Fire Both Alameda firefighters and field crew members from Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) are assisting in fighting the fires that continue to devastate California.

Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research Foundation is on tap for this weekend https://alamedasun.com/news/lemonade4life-fu...
07/27/2018
Lemonade4Life Fundraiser on Tap this Weekend

Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research Foundation is on tap for this weekend https://alamedasun.com/news/lemonade4life-fundraiser-tap-weekend #lemonade4life

American Oak Restaurant will host “Lemonade4Life,” a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), from Saturday, July 28, to Saturday, Aug. 4. During the weeklong event the restaurant will sell fresh-squeezed pink lemonade and donate the proceeds to BCRF. Lemonade will be sold fo...

Alameda swimmer won several medals at the Special Olympics USA Games earlier this month https://alamedasun.com/news/spec...
07/20/2018
Special Olympian Earns Three Medals

Alameda swimmer won several medals at the Special Olympics USA Games earlier this month https://alamedasun.com/news/special-olympian-earns-three-medals

Charles Scanlon won a handful of medals after a successful showing at the Special Olympic USA Games from July 1 to 6 in Seattle. Scanlon, a 1995 Encinal High School (EHS) graduate, represented Team Northern California at the fourth Special Olympics USA Games. He competed in four swimming events at t...

The new Water Emergency Transportation Authority main operation facility and ferry appears headed for a Fall opening htt...
07/20/2018
New Ferry Facility Nears Completion

The new Water Emergency Transportation Authority main operation facility and ferry appears headed for a Fall opening https://alamedasun.com/news/new-ferry-facility-nears-completion #WETA

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) Central Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility on West Hornet Avenue is nearing completion. Once in operation this fall, the facility will provide a consolidated base for WETA to maintain vessels operating on its Alameda-Oakland, Harbor Bay an...

Buddhist Temple of Alameda invites the public to its Obon Festival this Saturday. https://alamedasun.com/news/obon-festi...
07/18/2018
Obon Festival This Saturday

Buddhist Temple of Alameda invites the public to its Obon Festival this Saturday. https://alamedasun.com/news/obon-festival-saturday #alameda #obonfestival

Howard Shintani, president of the Buddhist Temple of Alameda (left), and the son of a temple member, Hunter Dixon, invite the public to join them at the annual Obon Festival set for this Saturday, July 21, starting at 4 p.m. The free event features live music, an ikebana exhibit, taiko drums and a m...

Complete recap and pictures of the Mayor's Fourth of July Parade https://alamedasun.com/news/island-city-fourth #alameda...
07/13/2018
An Island City Fourth

Complete recap and pictures of the Mayor's Fourth of July Parade https://alamedasun.com/news/island-city-fourth #alameda #FourthofJuly

Entrants to Alameda’s Fourth of July Parade earn trophies for spectacular floats or performances. Best civilian band honors went to Los Amigos Vaqueros in first place, Hayward Hills Vaqueros in second and Kevin Kearney and The Mighty Neptunes in third. The best school band trophy went to the St. J...

Alameda City Clerk determines notice of intention petition to recall the Vice Mayor was invalid due to address filings h...
07/06/2018
City Clerk Determines Recall Petitions to be Incomplete

Alameda City Clerk determines notice of intention petition to recall the Vice Mayor was invalid due to address filings https://alamedasun.com/news/city-clerk-determines-recall-petitions-be-incomplete #cityclerk #vicemayor

Proponents of an effort to have Vice Mayor Malia Vella recalled and removed from her position had their Notice of Intention to Circulate a Recall Petition rejected by City Clerk Lara Weisiger on June 27. In a letter to Stephen Slauson, who led the group of Alamedans petitioning for the recall measur...

Six high school students were awarded college scholarships from the Kiwansis Club of Alameda for their academics, commun...
06/29/2018
Kiwanians Award Scholarships to Local High School Students

Six high school students were awarded college scholarships from the Kiwansis Club of Alameda for their academics, community service and leadership skills they showed as high school seniors https://alamedasun.com/news/kiwanians-award-scholarships-local-high-school-students #kiwansis

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to six high school seniors at a dinner held at the Elks Club. Kiwanis has several scholarships named for donors that are funded annually. The students were chosen based on academics, community service, leadership and financial nee...

A group of Alamedans protested to support undocumented immigrant families that were separated at the border https://alam...
06/29/2018
Locals Rally for U.S. Immigrant Families

A group of Alamedans protested to support undocumented immigrant families that were separated at the border https://alamedasun.com/news/locals-rally-us-immigrant-families #alameda

A group named “Families Belong Together” held a rally and protest on Park Street at Santa Clara Avenue last Saturday, raising their voices and speaking out for immigrant mothers who cannot comfort their children. Alameda families are joining others across the country to demand that the Trump adm...

An Alameda group has started an effort to have Malia Vella recalled from her position as Vice Mayor. City Clerk will ann...
06/27/2018
Vice Mayor, Councilmember Served with Recall Papers

An Alameda group has started an effort to have Malia Vella recalled from her position as Vice Mayor. City Clerk will announce tomorrow if the group can collect necessary signatures for recall measure https://alamedasun.com/news/vice-mayor-councilmember-served-recall-papers #alameda #maliavella #vicemayor

A group of Alamedans have begun the process to recall Malia Vella as Vice Mayor of Alameda. The group served Vella with a notice of intention for recall at the Tuesday, June 19, City Council meeting. The group also published the notice of intention petition in the June 21 edition of the Alameda Sun.

Alameda muralist paints massive mural to show his love for Oakland at Jack London Square https://alamedasun.com/news/ala...
06/22/2018
Alameda Artist Paints ‘Love Letter to Oakland’

Alameda muralist paints massive mural to show his love for Oakland at Jack London Square https://alamedasun.com/news/alameda-artist-paints-%E2%80%98love-letter-oakland%E2%80%99 #jacklondon

Alameda muralist David Burke just completed his lastest work in Oakland’s Jack London Square titled “Love Letter to Oakland.” The new painting is located at the intersection of Oak and 4th streets by I-880. The mural depicts from left to right, Tureeda Mikell, James Gayles, Samuel Getachew and...

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