City Hires New Chief

The city of Alameda has hired Nicholas “Nick” Luby as the new Chief of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) effective Oct. 18. Alameda City Manager Eric Levitt announced the hiring on Sept. 15....

Mia Bonta Takes Office

Voters in California’s District 18 have elected former Alameda Unified School District President Mia Bonta to serve as their representative in the State Assembly.

According to the...

The city may build a  housing facility in the  Bottle Parcel on Fifth  Street. The parcel —  wedged between the  Bayport housing develpment and College of  Alameda’s athletic field  — takes its name from the  unusual shape.
Council Directs Rescue Plan Spending

Karin Kim Jensen

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, City Council provided direction to city staff regarding allocating $28.68 million in funding provided by the Federal Government through the American...

The Encinal Jets  celebrate their  fifth straight Island  Bowl victory  after defeating  crosstown rival  Alameda Hornets  41-7 at Willie  Stargell Field.  They still trail the  overall series lead  33-31-2.
Jets Win Fifth Straight Island Bowl

The game was nearly two years in the making. Last year’s cancelled contest meant that players from Alameda and Encinal had to wait 728 days to face off in the island’s crosstown rivalry game. But...

Healing Gardens Offer Solace

Nestled in the vibrant Arts District of the West End of Alameda is a quaint, quiet garden called the Healing Garden. The Healing Garden is on the corner of Webster and Taylor streets and is part...

Annabel Jones - (top) Encinal High School quarterback Garrett Deatherage throws one of his six touchdowns against Newark Memorial on August 27. (left) Jets running back Fred Tyler runs for a short gain against the Cougars on the road in the first game of the 2021 Fall season. The 48-6 victory was the Jets’ first win since the 2019 season.
Jets, Hornets Win Openers

Encinal Journalism

Encinal High School (EHS) defeated Newark Memorial, 48-6, last Friday night in the season opener for the Jets.

Senior quarterback Garrett Deatherage threw a...

Junior Golf Season Ends
Junior Golf Season Ends

Alameda Junior Golf season drew to a close last Wednesday, Aug. 11. The golfers, ages 7 to 13, played their last rounds for the 2021 season at the Mif Albright Par-3 Golf Course in Corica Park....

Oakland Public LIbrary, Oakland History Room
Enjoy Old-Time Baseball at Washington Park

Dennis Evanosky

This Saturday, July 11, the Oakland Colonels will treat Alamedans to a base ball (two words, please) game that follows 1886 rules and etiquette. The players will use 1886...

Alamedan Wins NCAA 5,000 Meter

Last Friday, June 11, in Eugene, Ore. at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Alamedan and University of Oregon runner Cooper Teare won the 5,000 meters (3.1 miles) with the second fastest time...

Hornets Swarm Jets in Season Finales

Alameda High School (AHS) basketball swept the Island Bowl on Saturday, June 5. The men’s team defeated the Encinal High School (EHS), 49-34, while the Lady Hornets defeated the Lady Jets, 62-48....

The Generation Gap

A few years ago, the font on my email became very tiny. I explored trying to figure out how to change it, and I was unsuccessful. I called my daughter and asked her to help me. She told me to go...

AUSD Superintendent Gives Community Briefing
AUSD Superintendent Gives Community Briefing

Sun Staff Reports

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Superintendent, Pasquale Scuderi, gave a community briefing on on Thursday, Aug. 20, via video, for school district staff and...

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft
Feds Provide Rental Help

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

Good news for Alameda tenants and landlords! The U.S. Supreme Court recently ended the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions issued by the U.S...

Ask Dr. Natalie
Getting through the Pandemic

Dr. Natalie Gelman

We have gone through changes in the past 16 months. We begin to move forward, and then we are pulled back.

This article describes surviving the most conservative...

State of California Gov. Gavin Newsom
AUSD Supports Governor

Sun Staff Reports

“Over the last week or so, it has become increasingly clear that school districts have the legal right to man¬date vaccines among staff and that it is the best practice...

Questions and Answers

No questions too big or too small
Parents wonder about what to expect - when should their child begin to talk or walk? Parents wonder about behaviors – like tantrums and showing affection....

Hey Kids! Did you know?

Alameda used to have a huge beach you could visit and frolic in? Here’s a picture of some kids just like you having fun in one of the pools at Neptune Beach. It used be near today’s Crab Cove. It...

 Congratulations towwwwww our scholars and their families. In no particular order; Alex Wu, Amanda Eduarda da Mata Silva, Amy Li, Cameron Furuichi Fong, Karen Rojas, Leah Fikermariam, Michelle Lin, Rina Munakata, Sahar Sadat, Aidan Vuong, Ella Chabre, Kenechi E Obiorah, Kyla Lum, Raquel Williams and Siem Tsegay.
Chamber Congratulates Scholarship Recipients

Sun Staff Reports

For the first time, the new Chamber Foundation awarded 15 scholarships to graduating seniors from Alameda high schools aimed at helping them continue their education....

Pictured from left to right: leaders Mark Sifling and Mike Panos, scout Henry Banchieri, leader Lee Rosen, scouts Brendan Cook, Eric Jarecki, Tibor Thompson, Andrew Jarecki, leader Neal Jarecki, scouts Zachary Quayle, Vander von Stroheim and Jonathan Hildreth.
Alameda’s Newest Eagles Take Flight

Sun Staff Reports

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. Since its inception in 1911, only 4 percent of Scouts have earned this rank after...

Sky Brown: dancer, surfer, snowboarder and now Olympic skateboarder.
Skateboarder to make history...again

The 2020 Summer Games begin tomorrow and about 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries will converge on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Sky Brown will be among the athletes at the opening...

The city of Alameda has hired Nicholas “Nick” Luby as the new Chief of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) effective Oct. 18. Alameda City Manager Eric Levitt announced the hiring on Sept. 15.

“I’m excited that incoming Chief Luby will be joining the City of Alameda as our Fire Chief. He has extensive experience in fire service and is a trusted leader. I believe he’ll bring strong leadership skills to the Alameda Fire Department,” stated Levitt.

Feature Articles

Feature Articles
Sep, 22 2021

City Staff recently joined artist Rossella Scapini to inspect Calimar, a new sculpture slated for Alameda Point.

Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft (second from left) takes a moment with recent ABC NorCal graduates. Ezzy Ashcraft joined Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Emeryville Mayor Dianne Martinez in congratulating the graduates.
Feature Articles
Sep, 09 2021

Sun Staff Reports


photo credit Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) announced that Pam Williams retired on June 17, 2021 after an extraordinary 36-year career with the organization
Island Arts
Jun, 24 2021
Sun Staff Reports Williams served as the Director of Alameda Island Kids (AIK) licensed...
These illustrations, perhaps appropriate and stylish for the time, accompanied an article and advertisements in the Encinal. The depictions of policemen in the image at left may have meant to discourage drunken revelers and “roughs” known to frequent Alameda’s bayside resorts and multiple drinking establishments.
History|Island Arts
Apr, 08 2021
On an auspicious date in Alameda history often overlooked, Aug. 8, 1902, at 7:30 a.m., the Alameda...
Island Arts|Kids Stuff
Nov, 05 2020
The Alameda Education Foundation brings together artists Salma Arastu, Nia Jourdan (Virginia...
Island Arts
Aug, 20 2020
Once made promises Daily now badly broken History repeats.
Maurice Ramirez &nbsp&nbsp A Gamelan Sekar Jaya dancer entertains students during a live performance before the COVID-19 outbreak. Zoom performances are now the norm. Rhythmix Cultural Works will host a Zoom program on Saturday, Aug. 29, to help raise funds for its PAL program.
Island Arts
Aug, 20 2020
Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW) is embarking on one of its most ambitious arts undertakings this year...


Celebrating Alameda’s Forgotten Japantown with Performing Arts

Sun Staff Reports

The Island City Waterways Japantown Art Walk honored Alameda’s Japanese American community with traditional Japanese folk arts, contemporary dance, traditional taiko and...

The ‘Second Empire’ in Alameda

In 1891, the Croll family bought the Britt Hotel and lent the building the name we call it today: Croll’s, which is both an Alameda Historical Monument and a California State Historical Landmark,...

Legacy Home Tour to Showcase Architecture of Leonardville Heritage Area

Karin Kim Jensen

For four decades, the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) has offered its annual Legacy Home Tour to increase public awareness and appreciation of Alameda’s...

There Are No ‘Victorians’ in Alameda

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the...

Alameda: An Architectural Treasure Chest

There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victorian’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the...