Albany, California

Albany
City of Albany
View of Albany from Albany Bulb, with Albany Hill on the left
View of Albany from Albany Bulb, with Albany Hill on the left
Official seal of Albany
Seal
Motto(s): 
Urban Village by the Bay[1]
Location in Alameda County and the state of California
Location in Alameda County and the state of California
Albany is located in California
Albany
Albany
Location in California
Albany is located in the United States
Albany
Albany
Albany (the United States)
Albany is located in North America
Albany
Albany
Albany (North America)
Coordinates: 37°53′13″N 122°17′52″W / 37°53′13″N 122°17′52″W / 37.88694; -122.29778

Albany (i/ (About this soundlisten) AWL-bə-nee) is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northwestern Alameda County, California. The population was 18,539 at the 2010 census and is estimated to be 20,143 in 2017.

History

In 1908, a group of local women protested the dumping of Berkeley garbage in their community. Armed with two shotguns and a twenty-two-caliber rifle, they confronted the drivers of the wagons near what is now the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Buchanan Street. The women told the drivers of the horse-drawn garbage wagons to go home, which they did quickly and without complaint.[8] Shortly thereafter, the residents of the town voted to incorporate as the City of Ocean View. In 1909, voters changed the name of the city, primarily to distinguish the city from the adjacent section of Berkeley which had previously been named Ocean View.[9] On a vote of 38 to 6[9] the city was renamed in honor of Albany, New York, the birthplace of the city's first mayor, Frank Roberts.[10]

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