One thing worth mentioning is that Alameda
is now the filming location for many mainstream movies. Many parts of The Phantom Menace
were filmed and edited there, as well as The Matrix
2 and 3. Many people have mentioned seeing stars such as Keanu Reeves
around town. This filming all takes place on the former navy base, which was closed several years ago due to government downsizing
Also, "Weird Al" Yankovic used to live in Alameda.