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Alameda Magazine

The Ocean Cleanup Fails on Its First Effort

The device, known as Wilson, was towed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to Hilo Bay in Hawaii in December after hitting snags on its maiden voyage, but the Alameda company that sent it is vowing to continue the plastic cleanup mission.
March 05, 2019

Alameda Point Park Moves Closer to Reality

The Navy’s cleanup of an old airfield, known as Site 32, is nearing completion, paving the way for a new park and wetlands.
March 04, 2019

Sheng Thao Breaks Through

The new Oakland city councilmember representing the hills is the first Hmong-American woman elected to that office in the state.
March 04, 2019

A Measure of a Community’s Compassion

The Alameda City Council wants to turn a piece of land near Crab Cove into a center that helps homeless people. But neighbors have forced a special election to block it.
March 01, 2019

The All Good Living Foundation Helps the Community Pull Together for the Homeless

Businessman Chris Tam started the AGL foundation to inspire other businesses to help those in need.
January 09, 2019

Alameda Looks for Tenants to Renovate the Carnegie Free Library Building

The rebirth of Alameda’s Carnegie Free Library Building may be just around the corner — or not. Renovations carry a big price tag.
January 07, 2019

New Hotel Could Bring Rewards

The planned Marriott Residence Inn at Harbor Bay Business Park promises to boost city tax revenues and provide much-needed ferry parking. But local residents are seeing red.
January 04, 2019

Can Natel Help Reverse Climate Change?

The founders of the Alameda hydroelectric power company think its turbines and hydro restoration technology are aligned for big results.
December 06, 2018

Will Alameda Consolidate Its Two High Schools?

A discussion about consolidating Alameda and Encinal high schools has revived old questions of inequity in the Island’s school system.
December 05, 2018

Alameda Ferry Center Is Full Steam Ahead

Alameda Point just became home to the Bay Area’s emergency operations center, and officials hope to open the new ferry terminal at Seaplane Lagoon in early 2020.
December 03, 2018