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VF Outdoor Builds the Greenest Office Complex

Apparel giant VF Outdoor is a large company, but it has a commitment to sustainability and making as small an impact on the environment as possible, and its net-zero-electric corporate complex in Alameda shows just how serious it is.

Worst Mistakes in Waste Diversion

These five tips can make your recyle, compost, and trash bins greener.

Best Hikes of the East Bay

The beauty of hiking in the East Bay is that it can be a lone experience not far from the trailhead. This guide includes lesser-known adventures as well as old favorites in a world of hiking microclimates with unique characteristics. From Alameda, Berkeley, and Crockett to Moraga, Oakland, and San Leandro with varying distances and levels of difficulty, these hikes are sure to please.

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.

Alamedans Combat Drought

What are you doing to save water?

Neptune Pointe Tussle

Bitter land disputes aren’t exactly rare in Alameda. But even by local standards, the struggle for 4 acres of land near Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach has become exceptionally intense.

Lehman Signs on Signature Development Group for Oak Knoll Navy Hospital

The decommissioned naval hospital property at Oak Knoll may make headway in 2014.

How do You Solve a Problem Like Spartina?

Whitney Thornton pauses on her walk along the Bayview Marsh behind Bayview Avenue to peer into a small, plastic cage protecting young wetland plants from the elements. From the shoreline, the cages, planted at seemingly random spots in the shallow water, look like traps for catching fish, clams, or perhaps crabs. But Thornton isn’t looking for dinner. Instead, this marine biologist is developing new methods of restoring wetlands damaged by invasive Spartina, or cordgrass.