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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.

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.