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Tenacity Figures in Mayor Trish Spencer’s Win

Throughout her life, Trish Spencer has displayed an ability to succeed, despite the seemingly insurmountable hurdles placed before her.

No End for Alameda’s Four-Day Work Week

A bustling economy and a budget surplus won’t change the four-day work week that city workers and Millennials favor—at least for now, though the city manager and new mayor won’t rule out the possibility.

Seismic Shocks on Election Day

The recently elected pledge to chart a new course to slow development in Alameda.

Keeping an Open Mind

Civic Drawing Board asks Alameda citizens and civic leaders to indentify a concrete change that would improve their town.

Is Rent Control the Answer

When people talk about rent problems in the Bay Area, they’re usually referring to San Francisco and its recent convulsions of gentrification. But there’s another crisis brewing in the East Bay that has gone largely undetected.

Bad News for Warriors, A's, and Raiders Fans

These days, new pro sports venues have to do more than just house the team. They have to find other ways to pay for construction without public subsidies. Resistance to bad deals, like the one that returned the Raiders to Oakland, has completely rewritten the rules of stadium and arena construction. That’s great for taxpayers, but bad for East Bay sports fans.

Neptune Pointe Tussle

Bitter land disputes aren’t exactly rare in Alameda. But even by local standards, the struggle for 4 acres of land near Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach has become exceptionally intense.

Lehman Signs on Signature Development Group for Oak Knoll Navy Hospital

The decommissioned naval hospital property at Oak Knoll may make headway in 2014.

Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda Flourishes Despite Detractors

The District 18 state assemblyman is a moderate on gun control, labor unions, and social justice.

When Opportunity Knocks

When Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore entered city politics in 1992, becoming mayor was the last thing on her mind.