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.