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Rising from the Ashes

Advocates for Berkeley Tuolumne Camp are pushing the city to reopen the popular family camp by 2020. But they’ll have to navigate several challenges.
March 13, 2017

Pick Up the Poop Bags, People

East Bay park users say there’s a growing problem of dog walkers leaving plastic bags full of poop alongside trails—whether by accident or on purpose.
February 27, 2017

Whose Trails?

Mountain bikers dream of one day riding throughout the hills on East Bay MUD land. But hikers, equestrians, and plant lovers want to stop the cyclists in their tracks.
February 08, 2017

Building a Better Beach

Encinal Beach, which has sweeping views of the bay, is about to get a major facelift.
December 12, 2016

On Point

Alameda is moving forward with the next phase of its Alameda Point housing plan—a project that could add up to 625 homes, bike paths, and a new park.
December 07, 2016

The Original Cheapskate

Thoughts on environmentalism and the shocking election outcome.
December 01, 2016

Is the Drought Really Over?

For urban water users and agriculture, the answer is yes. But not for fish.
November 03, 2016

A Costly Fight Over Housing

Alameda could lose tens of millions of dollars in a legal battle with a developer that wants to build 182 units of housing along the estuary.
October 26, 2016

A Park Grows in Alameda

Development is imminent for the new 22-acre Jean Sweeney Open Space Park.
October 12, 2016

Our Backyard: Bike to the Future

Alameda’s very existence depends on embracing climate-friendly modes of transportation.
October 06, 2016