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Updates to the Alameda July 4 Parade

Alameda plans to hire a permanent July 4 parade coordinator as volunteers dwindle amid increasing responsibilities. For now, the route remains the same.
February 03, 2020

Can Straw Bale Buildings Help the Planet?

The materials may be cheaper, more sustainable, and better for the environment, but for now, but until stigma subsides and natural building scales up, this ancient building method is mired in the mud.
January 15, 2020

Changes Proposed for Alameda School Zones

Parents demand safer streets for Alameda students after too many are hit by cars.
January 03, 2020

The 2019 Guide to Charitable Giving and Fundraisers

Giving feels good when patrons support worthy causes, and the ways to help are many.
December 13, 2019

Bye, Bye Carnegie Innovation Hall

The plan to renovate and reopen Carnegie Free Library has stalled.
December 04, 2019

DePave Park Remains a Nebulous Concept

The idea to turn a paved 14-acre western edge of Seaplane Lagoon into an ecologically-rich shoreline park has fans but nothing has been settled yet because of the looming cost.
December 02, 2019

Lease Angst for Alameda Point Makers

As development takes off, Alameda Point Studios worries about displacement.
November 11, 2019

Major Mall Makeover for South Shore Center

Developer Jamestown plans to build 1,215 residential units at the South Shore Center in a move that reflects massive and ongoing lifestyle shifts in the Bay Area and beyond.
October 04, 2019

The Hotels Are Alameda Bound

They’re part of a push to make the Island more accessible to visitors. But not everybody is happy about one of them.
September 09, 2019

Should the City Pay Councilmembers' Legal Fees?

A request by Jim Oddie and Malia Vella to be reimbursed for the costs of defending their names highlights the economics of running for public office.
September 06, 2019