About

Welcome to the Alameda Sun!

The Alameda Sun is Alameda’s only independently owned and operated newspaper founded in 2001. The paper is owned by Alameda resident Eric J. Kos and Oakland resident Dennis Evanosky. Home-delivered free of charge every Thursday with a current circulation of 23,500, the Alameda Sun prides itself on focusing solely on Alameda news, events, people and causes. It is the most widely circulated news source in the city of Alameda.

The Alameda Sun mission is to convey the Alameda experience, both past and present, through an informative, financially viable community newspaper, in print and online.

The Alameda Sun offers many opportunities for the residents of Alameda to give voice to their opinions and experiences, with commentaries, letters to the editor and interactive features such as The Sun Shines Everywhere, .

The Alameda Sun strives to feature well-written local stories with humor, sensitivity and style, and aims to provide the first rough draft of history for current and future Island residents.

The Alameda Sun is the only publication in Alameda to regularly cover local business, religion, technology, boats/maritime, historic homes / architectural preservation and complete crime reporting, among other unique features including local columnists.

Our staff of passionate professionals possess more than 70 years of combined experience in the newspaper industry.

Contributions to Alameda/Community Involvement

The Alameda Sun is a tireless supporter of Alameda community causes and the local business community.

The Alameda Sun has donated ad space to local school fundraisers and to organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Girls Inc. and The Friends of the Parks, as well as regular ad donations to the Chamber of Commerce, PSBA, GABA and WABA events.

Employees of the Alameda Sun have volunteered their time for Art in the Park, Run for the Parks, Webster Jam, Art & Wine and the Spring Festival.

The Alameda Sun supports local public and private schools has contributed plants and equipment to several school gardens and hosted students as part of Groundhog Job Shadow Day.

The Alameda Sun has donated to create an Alameda-based tree-planting program, Project Tree, in partnership with Alameda Backyard Growers.

The Alameda Sun often features student-written articles and poetry, as well as in-depth regular education news coverage.

Sun staffers have volunteered at local schools (preschool through high school), giving demonstrations and talks about the newspaper business, and participated in the Principal for a Day event.

The Alameda Sun continues to promote and support local businesses in every way possible, with creative ad campaigns, group rates and collaborations.

Alameda as the Locale for our Business

There is no other possible location for the Alameda Sun besides the beautiful Island City of Alameda. The owners saw a niche in their own town for all-local news coverage and sought to fill it.

The past years have shown that we have done what we promised in our first issue: to give Alamedans (not Piedmonters or San Leandrans or any other city’s residents) the local news and fun tidbits about Alameda kids, Alameda neighbors and Alameda neighborhoods – both ends of the Island and Bay Farm, too – in a family-friendly format and with the best caliber of writing possible.

The Alameda Sun was created for the people of Alameda, to help keep them informed of what is going on in their city.

Our aim has always been to promote the Island, and we have made this our first priority, at great personal expense and sacrifice.

We hope that our efforts at the Alameda Sun have actually affected people’s lives in Alameda and will continue to do so in the future.

We don’t intend to make history for future generations, but we do mean to record it.

List of Awards

  • Alameda Sun, 2013 Award of Recognition, For partnership and generous support in the fight against cancer, Relay for Life
  • Alameda Sun, 2011 Noah Award, In recognition of service to the Alameda Animal Shelter and the pets that reside therein
  • Alameda Sun 2005 CNPA Better Newspapers Contest, For Public Service in reference to coverage of Washington School artwork
  • Alameda Sun 2004 CNPA Better Newspapers Contest, For Columns Commentary and Criticism in columns by Julia Park
  • Alameda Sun 2003 CNPA Better Newspapers Contest, For Public Service in reference to Alameda being called the most racist city in America
  • Alameda Sun, 2002 New Business of the Year Award - Alameda Chamber of Commerce
  • Alameda Sun, Community Partner Recognition Award - Alameda Civic Light Opera
  • Alameda Sun, Outstanding Coverage of Local Arts Events and Arts Issues - Alameda City Arts Council