History

Eric J. Kos photo. Documentary director Jamie Longhi addresses the audience during the question-and-answer period following a screening of Longhi’s first film, Shallow Waters: The Public Death of Raymond Zack, at the Michaan Auction House Theater at Alameda Point.

Shallow Waters Delves Deep

Feb 04,2016

At a screening of the documentary film Shallow Waters, The Public Death of Raymond Zack, last Sunday, Alamedans struggled with the import of a particularly unfortunate turn of events that resulted in the death of Alameda resident Raymond Zack in 2010. 

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Courtesy photo  Cheryl Kettell and Linda Benson let the Alameda Sun shine on the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City.

Local Pair Attends Utah Parliament

Jan 21,2016

Courteous. Warm. Kind. Respectful. 

These are the words Cheryl Kettell and Linda Benson used to describe the people they met in October at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City. 

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Nunley Family Tree, Ancestry.com. The Copp family posed for this picture in front of their home at 2019 Pacific Ave. about 1900. Little has been done to change the character of the home since then.

Pacific Avenue Home Reflects Victorian Era

Dec 23,2015

The staircase on the high-basement cottage at 2019 Pacific Avenue in Alameda draws the eye upward to the home’s full porch. A row of spindles complements the porch that sweeps across this Queen Anne-style home.

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Courtesy photo. Master Robert Shallow looks on as seventh-grader Stella Campbell handles a hawk during the recent Falcon’s Court visit to Wood Middle School.

History Comes Alive at Wood Middle School

Dec 23,2015

On Friday, Falcon’s Court, a non-profit educational organization that presents living history programs at schools throughout California, brought the Renaissance to Wood Middle School to show the seventh graders what life was like in Western Europe from the 14th to the 17th centuries.

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Courtesy photo  Safia Pigott, Abby Hayton, and Vivian, Daniel, and Evan Pell proudly show off their holiday spirit, as captured in their painstakingly decorated gingerbread houses.

Local Kids Get a Taste of Holiday History

Dec 10,2015

Recently the news has been full of reports about terror and violence. The cause is often ethnic and religious differences. For a refreshing change of pace, here is some good news about our youth here in the East End of Alameda. 

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A Veterans Day Remembrance

Nov 06,2015

The following Veterans Day reflections were written by Alamedan lrv Hamilton, on Nov. 03, 2003. He deeply believed and was most patriotic when it came to his thoughts about our soldiers and the great services they have provided to our country. He passed away last Memorial Day. 

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Courtesy photo - Sarah Hackett as she appeared in a local newspaper in December 1900.

A Story for Black History Month

Feb 26,2015

In recent weeks I helped host a citywide spelling bee in Alameda that was thought to be the first such event in recent memory. It has come to my attention that a district-wide spelling bee in 1900 holds an important place in Alameda history. 

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