Alameda Community News Project

Welcome to The Alamedan, your daily journal of civic affairs and Alameda culture. This is a place where you will find breaking news and analysis of major local issues, dispatches on our people and our culture, event listings, data and more.

Our goals are to provide you the information you need to engage in civic affairs and Island living, and to provide a faithful mirror on our community, its issues and personalities. We also want to engage you in the conversation about our community life, because we know that news is never black and white.

About a month ago I ran into a friend while covering a school board meeting. When I told her I was getting ready to launch a new local news website, she laughed.

“Didn’t you learn anything from the last time?” she asked.

The question was of course intended to be humorous. But my answer is an emphatic “yes.” Over these last several months I’ve come to realize that people really do want news – and that there’s a lot of it that you’re not getting right now.