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Do 'The Kevins' Know Something Other Politicians Don't Know?

Alameda numbers guys City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy and City Auditor Kevin Kearney have a lot to say about the city’s finances, but does it matter?

City Planner Andrew Thomas Urges Young Alamedas to Speak Up

One municipal employee wants the next generation to be informed so they can intelligently affect the planning process.

Loving the Laurel District

Dine at the Sequoia Diner and snack on Peter’s Kettle Corn; shop locally at Beast Oakland or browse Vista Madera’s horsey shelves; and explore the Laurel Art Garden or take a class at The Taoist Center.

Jim Oddie Balances Public Affiliations

An Alameda city council member works as an aid to a legislature whose district includes Alameda. While not unprecedented, the situation does present potential for dilemma.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.