News Briefs

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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Books Inc. will be hosting an event to celebrate female African American authors tomorrow.

The event, “Black History Month: Focus on Black Women Authors,” will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, at Books Inc. located at 1344 Park St. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Amos White, The Sound of the Web, will moderate the event. 

The event will feature authors Alison Hart, Mostly White, and Dera Williams, In My Backyard, and playwright Cindy Acker, Words that Made the Difference: Brown v. Board of Education