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Alameda Magazine

It’s All About Rising Rents and Evictions

The plight of Alameda renters likely will dominate this year’s City Hall races.

Rancor Over Alameda School Fences

Not everyone likes the notion of 6-foot chain-link fences erected at Alameda schools, though some parents think the district has taken too long on the security measure.

Tina Blaine Follows Her Dream

The executive director of Rhythmix Cultural Works never misses a beat.

Ploughshares Helps Palomacy Improve the Image of Pigeons

A pigeon and dove rescue group uses an aviary at Ploughshares to rehab and rehome the often maligned birds.

Alameda Mom Wants School to Start Later

After researching teens’ sleep habbits, Karie Frasch petitions the school board to start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to improve learning outcomes. The district is studying it.

A Trio of Rent Ballot Measures Surface in Alameda

The Alameda Renters Coalition, Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog, and landlords Farhad Matin and Marilyn Schumacher gather signatures for competing ballot measures regulating housing.

Jolene Morgado Paints Connection

The Alameda artist likes to bring the world home.

Vanessa Cooper Bridges Gaps in Alameda Housing

Against a backdrop of skyrocketing rents, Alameda Housing Authority Director Vanessa Cooper is calm, focused, and driven. Yet her authority itself is feeling the stress of low- and middle-income people being driving out of Alameda and the Bay Area.

Noor Hezam Bridges a Cultural Gap

An Arabic-speaking teaching paraprofessional from Yemen takes new families under her wing at Ruby Bridges.

Bike-Friendly Changes Afoot for Central Avenue

The anticipated upgrades are all in the name of safety.