Alameda, CA Real Estate News

By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on January 21 and 22, 2017 The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday January 21,  and Tuesday, January 24  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue and is open rain or shine. Alameda South Shore Center and Off the Grid food trucks will be at South Shore on Saturday, January 21, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the South Shore Center parking lot in front of Petco.    The Island City Opera presents Don Pasquale by Donizetti on January 22 at 2:30 pm at the Alameda Elks Lodge at 2255 Santa Clara Avenue.  Admission is $10 to $40, kids are free...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on January 14 and 15, 2017 If you have time please go to Alameda Point to see the Harbor seals that have made their home in Alameda.  They are fun to watch. The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday January 14,  and Tuesday, January 17  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue and is open rain or shine.  Alameda South Shore Center and Off the Grid food trucks will be at South Shore on Saturday, January 14, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the South Shore Center parking lot in front of Petco.  Native Plants and Butterfly Gardening voluntee...
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By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
  Is the Alameda Real Estate market slowing down for 2017? This is a list of homes sold in Alameda, CA during the week of  12/27/2016 to 01/02/2016.   To search for your next home visit: www.searchalleastbayhomes.com      Address Listing Price Selling Price LP to SP % BR BA SQFT Year Built DOM 950 Shorepoint #206 $375,000 $370,000 99% 1 1 770 1972 45 200 Cypress St $499,000 $490,000 98% 3 1 1000 1943 101 1305 9th St $575,000 $585,000 102% 2 1 909 1895 0 1825 Shoreline #202 $649,000 $649,000 100% 2 2 979 1968 20 1130 Versailles Ave $795,000 $832,000 105% 3 1 1118 1938 12 1408 San Jose Ave $978,000 $1,095,000 112% 3 1 1340 1923 14 640 Sandalwood Isle $1,149,999 $1,360,000 118% 3 2 3247 1962 13
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on December 31, 2016 and January 1, 2017 I want to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  There are a few things to do this weekend. The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 3  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue and is open rain or shine.  Alameda South Shore Center and Off the Grid food trucks will be at South Shore on Saturday, December 31, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the South Shore Center parking lot in front of Old Navy.  Crab Cove for Family Nature Fun Hour features “New Year’s Eve B...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Christmas Tree Lane in Alameda  Since 1938, residents of the 3200 block of Thompson Avenue have been transforming their quiet East End street into a brightly lighted wonderland. At some point the street became known as “Christmas Tree Lane,” with thousands of people from all over the Bay Area coming to see the block's elaborately decorated homes and yard displays.  The Christmas Tree Lane tradition began during the Depression when two families of cousins who lived on the block decided to string lights from their homes to the then-small trees on the avenue’s median strip. They decorated the trees with handmade ornaments and displayed their own Christmas trees in their windows. Soon other neighbors joined in and the street became known around town for its lighted displays. In the 1970s S...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on December 24 and 25, 2016 Happy Holidays to All!   Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to everyone.  Enjoy being with your family and friends and the wonderful people of Alameda.  There are a few things to do this weekend and of course there is shopping.   The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 27  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue and is open rain or shine.  Alameda South Shore Center and Off the Grid food trucks will be at South Shore on Saturday, December 24, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm i...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on December 17 and 18, 2016The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 20  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue and is open rain or shine.   Alameda South Shore Center and Off the Grid food trucks will be at South Shore on Saturday, December 17, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the South Shore Center parking lot in front of Old Navy.  Crab Cove for Family Nature Fun Hour features “Nature Crafts”  Make holiday decorations and gifts from nature and then find out what’s new at the cove on Saturday, Decemb...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on December 3 and 4, 2016  The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 6  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue and is open rain or shine.   Introduction to Jewelry Making on Saturday, December 3 from 11:00 to 11:30 am.  Free, so come and learn to make some Christmas presents at Bead Inspirations, 1544 Park Street.  Please call 510-337-1203 for more information. Alameda South Shore Center and Off the Grid food trucks will be at South Shore on Saturday, December 3, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Sou...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on November 19 and November 20, 2016,    China Clipper - Alameda celebrate the 81st anniversary of the first TransPacific flight with lunch, followed by a presentation on Saturday, November 19.  Lunch and admission: $10 for members, all others $15.  Free parking at the Alameda Naval Air Museum 2151 Ferry Point, #77.  Please call 510-886-3195 for information. The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 22  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue and is open rain or shine.  Alameda South Shore Center a...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
  Things to do in Alameda on November 11, 12 and November 13, 2016   Shoot the Moon at the Pacific Pinball Museum on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.  400 working games on free play, vintage tournaments, science and and exhibits and more.  The Museum is located at 1680 Viking Street at Alameda Point.  Tickets are $25-$100.  Information and tickets at www.pacificpinball.org. The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 15  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue a...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Alameda Point Antiques Faire on November 6, 2016  There are lots of things to do in Alameda.  But one of the most popular event is held on the first Sunday of every month, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire at the old Naval Air Base, now called Alameda Point.  The Antiques Faire is the largest antiques show in Northern California with over 800 dealers. The Faire starts at 6 am and goes on until the dealers pack up at about 3 pm.   The vendors have any imaginable thing you may want.   At the Alameda Point Antiques Faire you’ll have great time people watching, buying cools things, and enjoying great food. Entry fee is $10 before 7:30 am, $5 after 9:00 am. If you haven’t been to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire you are missing a excellent event.  It is located at the end of Main Street at A...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on October 28, 29 and October 30, 2016   Teen Haunted House, Friday, October 28 at South Shore, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The Haunted House continues through October 29 and October 30.  Admission is $5 for ages 5 to 17, $7 for adults.  The Haunted house is sponsored by the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department.   The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, October 29 and Tuesday, November 1 mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Haight Avenue at Webster Street and is open rain or shine.  Halloween Carnival at Otis School on October 29 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at ...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Woody Minor Presents Bungalow Courts of the Island City  The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society is sponsoring Woody Minor’s discussion about Bungalow Courts in Alameda on Sunday, October 23 at 7:00 pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette Street in Alameda.    Bungalow Courts were built in Alameda shortly after the post earthquake boom in population here.  The bungalow courts consisted of cottages around a private drive.  The increased demand for housing and the rise in property values resulted in a new type of development.  Pasadena was the birthplace of bungalow courts in California.  The first bungalows appeared in Alameda in 1910 and were double courts with side by side groups of eight cottage facing a central walk.  Bungalow courts were built in and around Neptun...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on October 15, 2016   Alameda Bike for the Parks, a fundraiser for the parks spnsored by Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation on Saturday October 15 at 9:00 am.  The 22 mile loop will end approximately at 12:00 Noon. Meet at Washington Park to register, adults are $45:00, children are $20.00 at 740 Central Avenue.  Please call 510-747-7529 for more information.  Alameda Friends of the Library used book sale on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday at 9:00 am, October 16 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.  Free admission at the DeWitt “O” Club, 641 West Red Line Avenur in Alameda.  The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, October 15and Tuesday, October 18  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 West End Library Costume Exchange Alameda West End Library is sponsoring a costume exchange for kids through the 5th grade on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Bring your clean costume to exchange, or a ticket, to the West End Library to exchange for another costume.  If you don’t have a costume to donate and need a costume, then come by between 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm to find a costume. Please call 510-747-7767 for more information.   And if you love Alameda and want to buy or sell a home in Alameda, please text or call me at 510.504.5612.  I can help you find the home of your dreams in charming Alameda.  
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on October 7 and October 8, 2016  Alameda Walks visits the site of the Classic Building & Park Street Car Show Saturday October 8 at 9:00 am.   Walker will meet at the corner of Oak Street and Central Avenue in front of the Twin Towers Church.  Learn about Historic Park Street Business District and then check out classic cars on Park Street. The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 8  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  All the fruits and vegetables are available at great prices.  So good!  Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for delectable fruits, vegetables and flowers.  The market is on Webster Street and Haight Avenue and is open rain or shine. The 23rd annual Classic Car Show on Park Street fr...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Alameda Point Antiques Faire on October 2, 2016  There are lots of things to do in Alameda.  But one of the most popular event is held on the first Sunday of every month.  The Alameda Point Antiques Faire at the old Naval Air Base, now called Alameda Point.  The Antiques Faire is the largest antiques show in Northern California with over 800 dealers. The Faire starts at 6 am and goes on until the dealers pack up at about 3 pm.   The vendors have any imaginable thing you may want.   Alameda Point Antiques Faire on Sundays from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.  You’ll have great time people watching, buying cools things, and enjoying great food. Entry fee is $10 before 7:30 am, $5 after 9:00 am. If you haven’t been to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire you are missing a great event.  It is located at t...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Things to do in Alameda on September 30 and October 1, 2016  Frank Bette Center for the Arts is celebrating their Grand Reopening and Fundraiser tonight, September 30 at 6:00 pm.  Join the festivities and help support very creative and excellent artists at the Center at 1601 Paru Street in Alameda.  There wil be poetry readings, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and silent auction.  Alameda Walks visits the site of the Jet Crash and the Lower Township of Encinal Saturday October 1 at 9:00 am at Franklin Park for an hour and 15 minute walk led by Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos.  The Alameda Sun publishers always have some interesting and unique facts to tell the group. The Alameda’s Farmer’s Market is open to the public Saturday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 4  mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Banned Books Week Is September 25 to October 1, 2016  Read a banned book at the Alameda Free Main Library on Friday, September 29, 2016, between 1 to 6 pm.  Sign up to real out loud for 30 minutes from one of the banned or challenged books at the library. I have read a banned book for several years in the past.  I am always surprised at the books that were banned. Here is a list of some of the books that were or are banned:    The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald; The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee The Color Purple, by Alice Walker Ulysses, by James Joyce Beloved, by Toni Morrison The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 1984, by George Orwell and The Holy Bible "Banned Books Week brings together the...
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By Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
(Alain Pinel Realtors)
 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training 2016   Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training in 2016 begins on Wednesday, September 28.  The program provides free training to Alameda residents and people who work in Alameda so they may learn to be self-sufficient in a disaster. Class members will learn skills to enable them to provide emergency assistance to themselves, their families and neighbors.  Along with the training will come peace of mind.  If you know The basics of what to do when a disaster occurs you will feel you have more control. There are six classes in the training including Personal Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation, Disaster Medical, Fire Suppression/Hazardous Materials, Disaster Search Techniques, Basic Incident Command System(ICS) and a Completion Ex...
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