As many of our dear readers may have heard through one grapevine or another, our esteemed publisher, mentor and friend, Dennis “The Menace” Evanosky has been forced to take an extended leave of absence due to an ongoing health situation, effective as of last week.
As 2021 closes the Alameda Sun staff took a moment to reflect on the newspaper’s two decades of service. We considered our origins, what we have accomplished, and what the future may bring.
Alameda Sun publisher Dennis Evanosky looks with wonder at the six boxes with some 1,200 newspapers that the post office delivered to the same address last Friday. A subscriber called the Sun office to say that she had all these newspapers on her front porch.
Soon after this paper was founded, Nightline, a daily television news program hosted by Ted Koppel opened the phone lines to the nation one spring night in 2003 and asked the question, “What is the most racist city in America?” One caller offered: “Alameda, California.”
Business owners and organizations, take note. There are some myths going around in Alameda about the Alameda Sun. That it’s the place where anyone from anywhere can just send in notices of events, and — at no cost to anyone — people all over town read about them.