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To Build or Not to Build

To keep up with changing trends in fitness, the Harbor Bay Club wants to reinvent itself. So what—or who—has been stopping it?
June 04, 2015

Careful What You Wish For, Mayor Spencer

After just four months on the job, Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer has encountered growing pains. Some opponents from her six years on the Alameda school board are champing at the bit to capitalize on her transition to the mayor’s office, drawing attention to her perceived missteps and the ineffectiveness of her laissez-faire management style.
May 11, 2015

Perata Hired to Lobby for Alameda

The city of Alameda turns to a familiar face to lead lobbying efforts on water, ferries, tsunami preparedness, road improvements, and traffic mitigations.
March 15, 2015

Wendy Wheeler and Thomas Page Hike All the East Bay Park Trails

Two friends undertake a massive trekking project that takes them to the near and far-flung reaches of EBRP District lands.
March 15, 2015

Tenacity Figures in Mayor Trish Spencer’s Win

Throughout her life, Trish Spencer has displayed an ability to succeed, despite the seemingly insurmountable hurdles placed before her.
January 15, 2015

No End for Alameda’s Four-Day Work Week

A bustling economy and a budget surplus won’t change the four-day work week that city workers and Millennials favor—at least for now, though the city manager and new mayor won’t rule out the possibility.
January 08, 2015

Seismic Shocks on Election Day

The recently elected pledge to chart a new course to slow development in Alameda.
November 26, 2014

Keeping an Open Mind

Civic Drawing Board asks Alameda citizens and civic leaders to indentify a concrete change that would improve their town.
September 04, 2014

Is Rent Control the Answer

When people talk about rent problems in the Bay Area, they’re usually referring to San Francisco and its recent convulsions of gentrification. But there’s another crisis brewing in the East Bay that has gone largely undetected.
July 03, 2014

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.
May 01, 2014