Weekly Newsletter • May 27, 2022

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Welcome to this week’s issue of the Alameda Post newsletter. Since last week’s edition, we have passed 700 subscribers! Thank you for being one of our subscribers, and we hope the newsletter keeps being of value to you!

This week’s articles include a preview of The Quality of Life at the Altarena Playhouse, a review of Island City Waterways: Uprooted, tips to avoid sugar, and changes to Alameda Parking and the single-use plastics ban. For Memorial Day, Dave LeMoine shares the history of the 19th century bell that summoned Alameda Volunteer Firefighters and what it has now come to mean.

Don’t forget to listen to episode five of the Alameda PostCast, available in all podcast players or by asking your smart speaker to “Play the Alameda Postcast podcast.”

The locomotive J. G. Kellogg

The Railroad Town of Alameda

Join us us to explore Alameda’s role as a railroad town. Tours are led by award-winning historian and Alameda Post Editor Dennis Evanosky.

This Saturday, May 28 — $15 A. A. Cohen brings the transcontinental railroad to town. Learn about the San Francisco & Alameda Railroad which became part of the Central Pacific Railroad. UPDATED: We will meet by the corner of Pacific Avenue and Main Street on the West End.

Visit our tour information page at for details of upcoming tours throughout the summer.

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Early East Bay railroad developments
Video of 13th Floor and Maze Daiko performing at the dress rehearsal for Island City Waterways: Uprooted. Video by Adam Gillitt

Video of 13th Floor and Maze Daiko performing at the dress rehearsal for Island City Waterways: Uprooted.

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

Memorial Day Ceremony

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Thank you again for supporting independent Alameda news!


Adam Gillitt
Publisher, Alameda Post