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.”

Diagram of the changing Alameda shoreline

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 for details of upcoming tours throughout the summer.

Tour and Ticket Info

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.

Upcoming Events / Community Calendar

Our community calendar is located at If you’re interested in posting your own events, register at

As always, If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, please reply to this email, and I will respond.

Thank you again for supporting independent Alameda news!


Adam Gillitt
Publisher, Alameda Post