Weekly Newsletter • June 3, 2022
Hi <<First Name>>,
Welcome to this week’s issue of the Alameda Post newsletter. This week’s articles include observances of Memorial Day, a tour of the Afghan Refugee Donation Center at Alameda Point, information about discouraging toxic spiders, editorials from Mayor Ashcraft and Serena Chen, and much more.
If you haven’t listened to an episode of our podcast yet, I strongly recommend you listen to an episode. Alameda PostCast host Scott Piehler doesn’t simply read stories from our website. He is an experienced journalist as well as a skilled storyteller. Every week Scott adds details to stories we cover and picks other items of interest that might otherwise fall through the cracks. Each episode is under 10 minutes long, and a new episode is available every Friday morning.
This week marks the release of episode six of the Alameda PostCast. You can listen by clicking that link, otherwise it’s available in all podcast players or by asking your smart speaker to “Play the Alameda Postcast podcast.”
Alameda’s Changing Shoreline
June’s historical walking tours will focus on Alameda’s changing shoreline. We’ll see how Alameda became an island city, learn about Alameda’s baths and Neptune Beach and see how Utah Construction created a new South Shore and transformed Bay Farm Island. Tours are led by award-winning historian and Alameda Post Editor Dennis Evanosky.
On Saturday, June 11 – $15 Alameda becomes the Island City. Learn about the Oakland Estuary construction from 1874-1902, Brooklyn Basin, and the Tidal Canal. Meet at the Bridgeside Shopping Center at Broadway and Blanding Avenue at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 18 – $15 Alameda’s Baths of the late 19th century and Robert Strehlow’s Neptune Beach in the early 20th century.
Saturday, June 25 – $15 Utah Construction and the creation of South Shore in the mid-1950s.
Or join us for all three tours for $40.
Starting with our June 11 tour, tours will start at 10 a.m. and continue until about 12:30 p.m. We will cover a distance of one – three miles, depending on the location. In most cases tours begin and end at the same location, but attendees will be notified if that is not the case. Well-behaved dogs, strollers, and mobility devices welcome. Visit our tour information page at AlamedaPost.com/Tours for details of upcoming tours throughout the summer.
Alameda Honors Those Who Sacrificed All
A ceremony at Alameda’s Veterans Memorial Park commemorated all of those those who have died in service to their country. Dennis Evanosky was there.
Afghan Refugee Donation Center Thrives in Alameda
Liz Barrett reports that since January, Freshta Kohgadai and the United Afghan Association donation center have helped to resettle more than 500 refugees around Northern California.
Tour the Changing Shores of the Oakland Estuary
On June 11, learn about the Oakland Estuary construction from 1874-1902, Brooklyn Basin, and the Tidal Canal with award-winning historian, Dennis Evanosky.
Memorial Day 2022 — Bear’s-Eye View
For Memorial Day, Mouf and his human companion honor fallen Veterans and reflect on the tragedy in Texas. Plus a celebration of new graduates, contest answers and more.
Toxic Spiders Pose Dangers — Letter to the Editor
In a letter to the Editor, Denise Lai warns of toxic spiders in Alameda like the False Black Widow and Yellow Sac, and provides tips to discourage them.
In her editorial, Serena Chen explains how Asian Americans are underrepresented in politics and gives Lena Tam her endorsement for Alameda County Supervisor.
AHS 2022 Dance Concert in Photos
Photos of performances at Alameda High School's 2022 Dance Concert, held May 19 & 20 at Kofman Auditorium, provided by Linda Wong, Sylvie Lam, and Ty Menze.
Here’s What We Can Do
Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft responds to the tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo with ways we can all take action. in her monthly column.
RFP Issued for Taxiway Asphalt Art Project
The West End Arts District seeks proposals by June 24 to create a giant artwork on the former taxiway located next to Seaplane Lagoon.
1630 Ninth St. Part 1 — Today’s Alameda Treasure
Steve Gorman on 1630 Ninth St., the Nylander house, which was built in 1878 for William Whidden in the Italianate style, and was once a working farm.
Memories of Bay Farm Island and the AFD
Retired Alameda firefighter Dave LeMoine grew up on Bay Farm Island in the 40’s and 50’s, before he joined the Alameda Fire Department in the 60’s. He has shared his memories with the Post to serialize. New installments are posted every Friday.
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