Feature Articles

Council Considers State Laws July 21

Jul 16,2020

Handling police reform in Alameda is a journey that started with the May 23 arrest of Mali Watkins for dancing in the streets. First a neighbor posted a video showing the incident, then the Alameda Police Department (APD) released body-camera footage of the confrontation.

Read More

Hotel Replaced Palace

Jul 16,2020

John Barton owned the Union Pacific Salt Company that produced 20,000 tons of salt a year. He had this 15,000-square-foot home built on Broadway in 1879 and lived here with his wife Isabella and children William and Grace until his death in 1900.

Read More

Local Business Installs Mural to Honor Nurses

Jul 09,2020

Project thanks, honors Highland’s medical providers during COVID-19

SpeedPro East Bay, an Alameda-based large-size graphics company, will be installing a 23-foot wall mural at Highland Hospital dedicated to nurses’ hard work on July 14. 

Read More
Rick Lewis &nbsp&nbsp A Marbled Godwit strolls along the Alameda shoreline looking for food.

Godwits Grace Alameda’s Shore

Jul 02,2020

As you walk along Alameda’s many shorelines and mudflats, one of the birds that you can see standing in or near shallow water is a pale brown bird with a long bill that curves upward.

Read More
City of Alameda &nbsp&nbsp Slow Streets Alameda encourages safe transit by prohibiting motor vehicle through-traffic on some corridors. This opens more space for people to walk and bike.

Pledge to ‘Get Around Safe’

Jul 02,2020

The City of Alameda has released its COVID-19 “Get Around Safe” pledge that encourages pledge-takers to drive, bike, walk, and take transit safely during the coronavirus pandemic.  The pledge responds to how the pandemic is changing how people get around, which adds potential dangers to everyday

Read More
Richard Crossley &nbsp&nbsp Bicknell’s thrush song is flute-like. High pitched and vibrant, the song is composed of four phrases: “chook-chook, wee-o, wee-o, wee-o-ti-t-ter-ee.”

Birds, Chocolate Became a Passion

Jun 25,2020

A rare, endangered songbird flute-like call echoes through a tropical forest with cacao trees bordering on a high elevation pine “cloud forest” in the Dominican Republic.

Read More

Minimum Wage Increase on the Horizon

Jun 25,2020

Next Wednesday, July 1, the minimum wage in the City of Alameda will increase from 13.50 to  $15 per hour. The minimum wage applies to all employees who work two hours or more per week within the city and to all businesses in Alameda, regardless of the number of employees.

Read More

Pages