The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) completed its beach and dune improvement project at Alameda Point in December 2020. The complete facelift comes on the heels of the city upgrading the nearby boat ramp. The area is accessible from Central Avenue next to Encinal High School.
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging in Alameda and world history. Events that gripped the nation also had a lasting impact on the Island City as well. From the COVID-19 pandemic to protests of systemic racism, 2020 will be remembered as a unique year.
The Alameda City Council unanimously accepted a pioneering report on the effects of sea level rise on groundwater last month.
An outbreak of COVID-19 forced the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to its home port in Alameda on Wednesday, Nov. 18. According to the Coast Guard, 11 crew members tested positive for coronavirus during the deployment in the Eastern Pacific.
Marine Corps veteran Joe LoParo (right) stands with Navy and Pearl Harbor veteran Mikki Ganitch, who was two weeks shy of 101 in this recent photograph. Ganitch was serving aboard the USS Pennsylvania on Dec. 7, 1941, when the ship was docked in Pearl Harbor.
Kenny the Clown fashions a balloon for one of his fans last Saturday on Park Street. Many shops and restaurants remain closed in Alameda. Kenny arrived at Park Street and Alameda Avenue, set up his famous bubble machine and entertained children young and old.