Feature Articles

Island Responds

Jun 04,2020

Above, Alameda residents held a rally outside Alameda Police Department Monday demanding justice for George Floyd, and people of color across the country who disproportionately suffer at the hands of law enforcement.

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Courtesy photo.  Volunteers gathered to count birds on the Main Island last Sunday as part of the Christmas Bird Count.

Island Joins Bird Count

Dec 20,2019

Because of geography, Alameda falls within the scope of the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s Oakland Christmas Bird Count. The count takes place within a 15-mile-diameter circle centered in downtown Oakland.

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File photo. The Big Game is coming up this Friday between the Alameda Hornets and Encinal Jets football teams.

Hornets, Jets Face Off Friday

Sep 05,2018

The Alameda High School Hornets will visit Encinal High School at Willie Stargell Field to face off against their cross-town rival Jets this Friday, Sept. 7, in the annual Island Bowl.

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Alameda Fire Department photos. Alameda Fire Department’s Water Tender 2 awaits a call to service at the Ferguson Fire burning near Yosemite National Park.

Alameda Firefighters Remain at Ferguson Fire

Jul 20,2018

Two Alameda Fire Department (AFD) firefighters remain at the Ferguson Fire with Water Tender Two (WT-2). They are assisting in fighting the blaze burning in Mariposa County in the Merced River Canyon near Yosemite National Park. AFD Capt.

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Students Join National March

Mar 22,2018

Hundreds of Alameda students marched through the rain Wednesday, March 14, as part of a national movement calling for gun reform and improved safety measures in schools. Students marched down Central Avenue to a rally at Lower Washington Park.

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Families: Sign up Now for AFD Toy Program

Dec 05,2017

The 2017 Alameda Firefighters Toy Program is a partnership of the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth and their Families (ACCYF), Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Red Cross Youth, Alameda firefighters and other community organizations. 

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Homemade jams and other treats, historic T-shirts and history books are just a small sampling of what's for sale at the Holiday Fest set for Sunday, Nov. 19.

Annual Holiday Fest Set for Nov. 19

Nov 09,2017

Come support local artists and businesses while getting all your holiday shopping done before Thanksgiving!

Holiday Fest 2017, a Holiday shopping expo, has been set for Sunday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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