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Hospital Lifeline

Alamedans share their views on the new alliance.

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.

Can Coaches Thwart Teacher Turnover?

Whitnee Garrett is being tracked. Every step she takes in her history class at Roots International Academy is mapped. The 39 responses elicited from her students during a 20-minute span are recorded and tabulated. Her lesson plan on black history is broken down into segments, everything from the 15-minute introduction to the 15-minute class-ending group work. Just like game tape from an athletic event, every move is dissected and analyzed.

Graduating Seniors Speak Their Minds

By scholastic accomplishment standards, this year’s crop of outstanding graduating seniors is exceptional. But their achievements go deeper than that.

School Smarts Demystifies AUSD Classrooms

On a recent Tuesday night at Alameda’s Maya Lin School, 25 parents sit attentively despite being squished into small chairs. Instructor Gina Acebo stands at the blackboard under a rainbow, next to a column of international flags, and asks, “How do we increase face-to-face communication?”

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.

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft Promotes Biking

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

Lehman Signs on Signature Development Group for Oak Knoll Navy Hospital

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

Alamedans Identify Their Favorite Streets and Boulevards

Six Alamedans talk about their favorite streets.

Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda Flourishes Despite Detractors

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