Weekly Newsletter • July 8, 2022

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Welcome to this week’s issue of the Alameda Post newsletter, our twentieth, already! This week we provided exclusive coverage from the Fourth of July Parade, a celebration of Rhythmix’s soon-to-retire Executive Director, Tina ‘Bean’ Blaine, news that Measure B’s approval has been certified – providing $298M for local schools, and City Council voted to put a pay raise on November’s ballot to adjust Councilmember salaries to be in line with those of other East Bay cities.

We are proud to announce that we have joined the Alameda Chamber and Economic Alliance and the West Alameda Business Association. We have also applied for membership to the Downtown Alameda Business Association. We are very excited to participate in Alameda’s business community and look forward to getting more involved!

Map showing infilled areas of Alameda

Alameda’s Innovative Streetcars Walking Tours

Our history walking tours are led by award-winning East Bay historian and Alameda Post Editor Dennis Evanosky. Join us as we trace the paths created by Alameda’s streetcars, which began in 1872 as a horsecar line and blossomed into extensive electric lines in 1893. While these cars were serving Alameda, the Southern Pacific introduced a state-of-the-art system that carried the Big Reds through Alameda and beyond.

Attend all three tours – Advance tickets $40 for all three, or attend individually:

  • Saturday, July 9 – Advance tickets $15. An imaginary ride on two of Meetz's three horsecar lines and a visit to Fassking’s Hotel. Meet at Union Street and Santa Clara Avenue. Tickets still available!

  • Saturday, July 16 – Advance tickets $15. Electricity powers Southern Pacific’s streetcars. Meet at Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue at the parking lot.

  • Saturday, July 23 – Advance tickets $15. A walk along Fernside Boulevard, a right-of-way that the Southern Pacific Railroad built especially to accommodate the ‘Big Reds.’ Meet at High Street and Encinal Avenue at the fountain.

Tour starts at 10 a.m. and continues until about 12:30 p.m. We will cover a distance of one–three miles, depending on the location. Well-behaved dogs, strollers, and mobility devices welcome. Tickets may be available on the day of the tour, if space permits, for $20 per person at the start of the tour.

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

Tour and Ticket Info

Photos from Monday’s parade by Maurice Ramirez

See Dozens More Photos!

Video celebrating horses and riders from equestrian entries

Alameda July 4th, 2022 Parade Equestrian Entries in 4K

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Memories of Bay Farm Island and the AFD

Retired Alameda firefighter Dave LeMoine grew up on Bay Farm Island in the 40s and 50s, before he joined the Alameda Fire Department in the 60s. He has shared his memories with the Post to serialize. We post new installments every Friday.

Don’t forget to listen to this week’s episode of the Alameda PostCast, which was released this morning. It’s ten minutes of your time well-spent, including interesting details and coverage not on the website. Visit our Podcast page to listen now, otherwise it’s available in all podcast players or by asking your smart speaker to “Play the Alameda Postcast podcast.”

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