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Building a Better Beach

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

Staying Alive

Alameda’s Frank Bette Center is back on track.

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.

She’s Come a Long Way

Building Futures and Midway Shelter have a solid advocate in Liz Varela.

Island of Ganja?

Alameda is examining whether to tax cannabis deliveries and perhaps allow the sale and cultivation of marijuana in the city.

Season of Giving

What local charity or nonprofit program do you support, and why?

Alameda Loses Two Court Battles Involving Waterfront Housing Project

Plus, a judge threw out the city’s developer impact fee, ruling that it violates state law. The decision could cost the city $35 million and threatens to delay the opening of Jean Sweeney Park.

Updated: Final 2016 Election Results

Results from local contests that we’ve been following.

Living Small

Oakland’s first micro apartments are coming to the Nook on Valdez.

Is the Drought Really Over?

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