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Alameda News & Politics

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.
May 1, 2014

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft Promotes Biking

“I want Alameda to become one of America’s top bicycle-friendly cities."
May 1, 2014

Lehman Signs on Signature Development Group for Oak Knoll Navy Hospital

The decommissioned naval hospital property at Oak Knoll may make headway in 2014.
March 5, 2014

Alamedans Identify Their Favorite Streets and Boulevards

Six Alamedans talk about their favorite streets.
March 5, 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.
March 5, 2014

At Odds Over Your Pro-Business, Anti-Activist Stance on Occupy Oakland

Letters to the editor on Occupy Oakland and the future of Alameda Point.
March 5, 2014

Evolution and Revolution at Alameda Magazine

Alameda Magazine gets an organizational upgrade.
March 5, 2014

Not So Fast, Customs

A concerned citizen has spurred city officials to investigate her complaints that a customs examination station in Alameda is a potential source of hazards ranging from radioactive material to weapons of mass destruction.
March 5, 2014

Waterfront Access and the Bay Farm Development

For about as long as people have lived on San Francisco Bay, there has been tension over developing or preserving this rich natural resource. And like other communities that ring the Bay, Alameda’s Bay Farm Island is no exception: From the arrival of the Spanish in the 1700s to the struggle between the Island’s asparagus farmers and developers in the 1800s to the effort to connect the island to Oakland with landfill in the 1900s, Bay Farm Island residents have experienced their share of conflict.
January 2, 2014

How do You Solve a Problem Like Spartina?

Whitney Thornton pauses on her walk along the Bayview Marsh behind Bayview Avenue to peer into a small, plastic cage protecting young wetland plants from the elements. From the shoreline, the cages, planted at seemingly random spots in the shallow water, look like traps for catching fish, clams, or perhaps crabs. But Thornton isn’t looking for dinner. Instead, this marine biologist is developing new methods of restoring wetlands damaged by invasive Spartina, or cordgrass.
January 2, 2014