Feature Articles

Last Sunday morning, local swimmer Craig Coombs, 57, completed a swim around the Main Island of Alameda in 7 hours and 13 minutes, shaving some 25 minutes off the previous record of 7 hours, 38 minutes and 39.5 seconds set in 1951. Coombs began his swim at 3:15 a.m. and faced some choppy waters around 4 a.m. 

Investigators from the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department (EBRPD) and the Alameda Police Department (APD) consulted with the Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) Office on the current investigations relating to attempted sexual assaults and sexual harassment in the area of Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.

Encinal High beat Alameda High 22-18 this weekend at the 2018 Island Bowl. This victory secured yet another win for the Jets, who have lost to the Hornets only twice in the past 10 years. The game, which took place at the Jets’ home of Willie Stargell Field last Friday, saw the two teams neck and neck with each other throughout its entirety. 


The City of Alameda published a new report last week titled, “Feasibility Study of Six Public Access Pathways on Fernside Boulevard and Eastshore Drive.” The report is the result of studying the six public access pathways along Fernside Boulevard and Eastshore Drive and assesses what recreational uses are possible there. 


Have you ever wondered where the batteries used in our daily appliances come from? The batteries contain cobalt, a raw material mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and often mined by children. 

I am a senior at Alameda High School. I am writing to reach out to the community in hopes of expanding my committee to create a sister city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ideally the city of Kolwezi.

But why? We are in the Bay Area, home to the Silicon Valley, the hub of the tech world.