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John Russo’s Exit Interview

Alameda’s gregarious city manager downplays any correlation between his departure and the slow-growth direction the city has taken following the November election.
April 3, 2015

The A’s Regroup After a Tumultuous Off-Season

This year’s Oakland Athletics are essentially strangers but took advantage of Cactus League spring training to gel as a team, winding up with an impressive pre-season record.
April 3, 2015

Birds, Measles, and Twists in the Arson Case

Birds die from an unidentified goo, the school district gets a new super, and the Bay Farm Island Bridge gets a facelift.
March 1, 2015

The Ruckus Over Alameda’s Shore Line Cycle Track

In a surprising twist and after a longtime coming, not everybody is happy about the Shore Line cycle track.
January 1, 2015

Storms, Protests, and Development Updates

New Officials Mayor Trish Spencer and councilmen Frank Matarrese and Jim Oddie were sworn in Dec. 16, the same night the Del Monte project was green-lighted for 380 new homes.
January 1, 2015

It’s All About the Tools

“I would love to see a tool lending library in Alameda. There are currently seven in California and about 50 in the country. It’s time for Alameda to jump on this terrific concept.”
January 1, 2015

Resignations and Replacements

Notes of Interest to Alamedans.
November 26, 2014

Slugging it Out at Crown Beach

A curious sight washes ashore along the bayside.
November 26, 2014

The Briefing: Smart People, Smart Meters

Smart meters, Island Bowl, Spirits Alley and more
October 31, 2014

The Truck Whisperers

An Alameda broker builds an international business insuring mobile restaurateurs.
October 31, 2014