News Briefs

Article 26 Goes to Voters 
Since 1973, Article 26 in the City Charter (formerly known as Measure A) has prohibited building multi-family housing in Alameda. The City Council voted July 7 to put a repeal of Article 26 on the ballot this November for voters to decide. Without repeal, the city will be unable to meet state housing law requirements to allow for multifamily housing for families of all income levels, the city stated in a press release. 

Alameda County’s Health Officer issued a new order which took effect on June 8. This order allows certain additional business, recreational, social and cultural activities to resume. This order also broadens the requirements for the wearing of face coverings in public.  

For more information on the updated order and Alameda County’s reopening plan, visit 


Local high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply now for Alameda County’s 2020 Youth Leadership Academy, a free educational program for local 11th and 12th grade students interested in learning about local government, developing leadership skills and networking with peers from throughout the county.

Some 30 years ago, Alameda resident Rosemary Reilly agreed to serve “temporarily” as the executive director of Alameda Meals on Wheels (AMOW). In 2004, she added the Alameda Friendly Visitors program to the services AMOW provides. Her tireless work over the three decades has gained recognition from the City of Alameda. 

About two and a half years ago Alameda Sun staff took part in a survey on journalists working at newspapers across the country. The first study from that survey and other work was recently published in Science Advances. The study shows that that despite journalists being overwhelmingly liberal, there is little gatekeeping bias, or bias in the choice of which stories to cover. 

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