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About: alameda, california

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
Palo Alto faces legal challenge over budget transfers

A Palo Alto resident is challenging the city's use of funds collected from utilities bills under a state law that bans local governments from imposing a tax that exceeds the cost of providing the product. Photo by Keith Peters.

Bill to End Statewide Limits on Rent Control Fails in Committee

Last Thursday, the California State Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee narrowly killed a controversial bill that would have repealed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which limits local jurisdictions' ability to enact or strengthen rent control laws. In order to pass out of the committee, the bill - A.B. 1506 - needed four votes, but received only three, with two of the committee's five Democratic Assemblymembers abstaining after voicing opposition to repealing Costa-Hawkins.

A year later, popular Kamakura restaurant in Alameda runs into delays in reopening

Kamakura, the local landmark restaurant that was forced to close a year ago because of a devastating fire, may not reopen for up to six months. Wayne Yamato, whose mother Faith Yamato owns the restaurant on Santa Clara Avenue, said the family are committed to getting the business back up and running as soon as possible.

Alameda police calls: Man, woman arrested for shoplifting on Park Street

Robbery: A man, 28, and a woman, 26, each face a robbery charge after they assaulted a business employee who confronted them while they were shoplifting merchandise, police said. It happened about 9:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of Park Street, where both the man and woman were arrested, police said.

Wednesday's Briefing: ICE Plans Immigration Sweep in Sanctuary ...

Stories you shouldn't miss for Jan. 17, 2018: 1. Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are planning to conduct immigration raids and sweeps in sanctuary cities in the Bay Area , reports Hamed Aleaziz of the San Francisco Chronicle , citing an unnamed source. ICE officials are angry that sanctuary cities, like Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda, have refused to help them deport undocumented immigrants - and that Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in October making California a sanctuary state.

Community Helps Police Identify Man At Hospital

Alameda police and emergency room staff at Alameda Hospital have identified a man at the hospital whose identity was unknown to them Tuesday afternoon.

Recognize them? Alameda police searching for suspected vehicle thieves

Two individuals suspected of vehicle theft were caught on surveillance video after they entered a 7-11 convenience store and police are hoping the public can help identify them. Alameda police are asking for the public's help in identifying this man, suspected of a vehicle theft along with another man.

Alameda sheriff deputy allegedly set up jail attack on inmate

An Alameda County Sheriff's deputy suspected of playing a role in the attack of an inmate at the Santa Rita Jail was charged Wednesday with felony assault, officials said. Joseph Bailey, 28, of Tracy was additionally charged with assault under the cover of authority in connection with a fight between inmates that occurred Oct. 24. Bailey is accused of facilitating and allowing one group of prisoners to attack an inmate at the Dublin jail, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

Alameda sheriff's deputy allegedly set up jail attack on inmate

Joseph Bailey, an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, has been accused of coordinating an attack on an inmate, officials said. Joseph Bailey, an Alameda County Sheriff's deputy at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, has been accused of coordinating an attack on an inmate, officials said.

Operatic rarities by Rimsky-Korsakov take the stage in Alameda

Long before "Amadeus" there was "Mozart and Salieri," Rimsky-Korsakov's one-act opera about the fierce - and in this telling, fatal - rivalry between the two 18th century composers. It's a work more often encountered in history books than on the operatic stage, but Island City Opera corrects that this weekend.

Women Who Dare Awards honor Alameda women breaking new boundaries

A group of girls who are part of the Best Foot Forward program with Girls Inc. of the Island City pose during their interview with Women Who Dare Awards honorary awardee Weezie Mott. The girls in the photo from top to bottom and from left to right are: Scarlette James, Zola Baker, Jillian Rose Metzger, Preston Chilcott, Giannina Perez, Penny Etayo, Ariana Marshall, Lauren Marston, the awardee Weezie Mott, Timmyanni Richardson, Arianna Ramirez-Zalder, Kalyn Saechao and Bella Lama.

JUMP Bikes to launch dockless, electric bikeshare in San Francisco

Beginning Thursday, residents and visitors to San Francisco will have a new option for commuting and tooling about the city: dockless, electric bikes. JUMP Bikes is the latest company to enter the Bay Area market for short, one-way rentals and quick bicycle trips.

Sonoma-Marin rail transit awaits funds for Larkspur work

A construction worker grinds off metal spurs after welding together train rails for SMART's Larkspur extension project. Work continues, but federal dollars to close the gap have not yet materialized.

Laptop thieves target customers at Starbucks in Alameda

Thieves made off with laptops from three customers as they were inside a Starbucks in the city's West End on Sunday evening, police said. No one was hurt during the thefts, which happened about 6:55 p.m. at the cafe at 720 Central Ave. near Webster Street.

Around the Island: Here's a primer on Alameda city government

In Alameda, our elected officials include the mayor and four City Council members, along with the city treasurer and city auditor. Each position serves for four years, with two council members elected at every general municipal election.

Popular Alameda Kiwanis Chili Cook-off and Barbecue set for Jan. 27

The 19th annual Alameda Kiwanis Chili Cook-off and Barbecue will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Al Dewitt Officers' Club. The much anticipated cook-off is part chili competition, part community meal and part fundraiser for the Alameda community, with all proceeds going toward numerous Alameda nonprofits.

First Concord restaurant week celebrates comfort food

Following in the footsteps of California cities that shine a spotlight on their local culinary scene each year, Concord will hold its first restaurant week this month. "Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week" runs from Jan. 19-28.

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