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Alameda is located on an island of the same name in the San Francisco Bay, just south of Oakland, California. It boasts the only pedestrian/bicycle-only drawbridge in the U.S. A common site from this island are the wind surfers and kite surfer who frequent the Crown Memorial State Beach and Shoreline Drive. Also visible from the beach are the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge and the San Francisco skyline.

Population: 72259
Local Newspapers: Alameda Sun
Local Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (MLB) Oakland Raiders (NFL) Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Local Colleges: College of Alameda

Zip Codes associated with alameda, california: 94501 94502
Towns/Cities near alameda, california : Woodstock South Shore Fernside Oak Tree Lockwood Gardens Tuxedo Bartlett

Alameda News
Coast Guardsman Faces Court-Martial After Toddler's Death

Petty officer Jimmy Barlow, 31, awaits trial on four counts of child endangerment in connection to the death of his daughter, 3 year old Eden Lynch A United States Coast Guardsman facing a military court-martial for his alleged role in the death of his 3-year-old daughter sat quietly in court Wednesday as prosecutors presented graphic photos taken just before she died showing deep bruises on the toddler's cheek, ears, and neck and cuts on her chest. Petty Officer Jimmy Barlow, 31, was charged by the Coast Guard last year with four counts of felony child endangerment for failing to protect and care for his daughter after she sustained injuries that led to her death.

Closed Lum Elementary School in Alameda could be sold

The shuttered Donald D. Lum Elementary School could be sold as a committee gets set to review what should happen to the campus. Lum closed at the end of the last school year after investigations found it could be unsafe during an earthquake.

A thief, again, steals customer's laptop at Starbucks in Alameda

A thief stole a customer's laptop as he sat inside a Starbucks on Sunday, the fourth such theft at one of the coffee chain's locations in the city since July. "The suspect walked up to where the victim was seated, and he grabbed the laptop off of the table and fled," police Lt.

Alameda police calls: Boats abandoned in Oakland Estuary

Drug paraphernalia: Police arrested a cyclist, 33, on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia after initially detaining him for a vehicle code violation. The arrest occurred about 12:35 a.m. at Oak Street and Clement Avenue.

Classic musical a Oklahoma!a coming to Altarena Playhouse in Alameda

With construction throughout the Bay Area, long commutes, freeways that always seem to be clogged with traffic and an international climate that is stressful at best, residents yearn for a simpler time when, according to the musical "Oklahoma," there was "Plen'y of air and plen'y of room" not to mention "Plen'y of heart and plen'y of hope." Thanks to the Altarena Playhouse and beginning Sept.

Alameda High fails to protect my daughter

I have lived in Alameda with my wife, Jessica, for 17 years. We have raised our daughter, Natasha, here, and she's been fortunate enough to grow up on our beautiful island and attend our local schools.

Don't like those lines for security at airports? Enroll in 'TSA Precheck'

People can avoid those long lines to pass through security at airports by enrolling in "TSA Precheck" during upcoming sessions in Alameda. Travelers who are enrolled in the program are not required to remove shoes, belts or light jackets, and laptops and liquids can stay in carry-ons bags during airport security screening.

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Editor's note: The Journal's Unsung Heroes series spotlights a local veteran each Monday from Memorial Day to Veterans Day. If you would like to nominate an Unsung Hero, email

Opinion: Consequences of ending DACA will be huge to California

On a busy day in the adult medicine clinic at Highland Hospital, the safety-net hospital for Alameda County, patients keep clinicians on their toes as we navigate strategies to meet complex medical and social needs. With an already booked afternoon clinic, I was paired with Laura, a high school student originally from Guatemala through the HEAL program, a pipeline program of the Alameda Health System Foundation, geared to expose and motivate Oakland youth to pursue healthcare careers.

The US metro areas where people make the most and least money

The Census Bureau released another data trove today for 2016, based on the American Community Survey . Among many other data points, the survey details median household incomes by geographic location, such as by metro area, county, or state.

It's safe to drink and use the water in Alameda Point now

A health alert advising people not to drink the water in the Alameda Point area was lifted Friday after state health officials certified the water is safe. The state water board's Division of Drinking water gave the OK after testing of public water in the area came back negative for bacteria and other contaminants, Alameda city officials announced late Friday afternoon.

Teacher promoted, named new principal of Alameda's Franklin school

Lynnette Chirrick, a teacher at Franklin for three years, was approved as principal Tuesday night by trustees with the Alameda Unified School District. "I am thrilled to take on a new role at Franklin, in a community I care about deeply," Chirrick said.

Synagogue to host open house following attack in Alameda

Temple Israel of Alameda will have an open house on Sunday for those who came out to support the Synagogue when it was vandalized during a hate crime last month. The event also will be a chance for people to "come learn who we are and our traditions," the Synagogue posted on its Facebook page.

An unstoppable force, Chabad grows by 3 in East Bay

It was a dark and, well, not stormy, but typically gloomy winter evening in El Cerrito. Sam Salkin had just finished dinner.

EPA Tier 4 Propulsion for New San Francisco Ferries

Rolls-Royce said it has won an order to deliver its first EPA Tier 4-compliant propulsion systems from MTU to WETA for installation in three brand-new catamaran ferries. The first of the three high-speed ferries is expected to enter service on the San Francisco Bay in late 2018.

Additional affordable housing proposed in Alameda

A site in the city's West End now used for affordable housing could end up providing even more housing for those on a low income. City officials want to boost the number of units at 727 Buena Vista Ave. from the current 46 to 66 apartments, which are currently managed by the city's Housing Authority.

60,000 Expected at California Coastal Cleanup Day

Tens of thousands of Californians are expected to lend a helping hand Saturday morning at California's 33rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day, where around 2,000 miles of lush coastal and inland shoreline will be swept for trash and debris. Hailed as the largest statewide volunteer event, the initiative even won the Guinness Book of World Records' "largest garbage collection" in 1993, according to the National Park Service.

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