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Favorite Entryways to Alameda

Alamedans prefer arrival by ferry, the Bay Farm Island Bridge, the High Street Bridge, the Fruitvale Bridge, and by kayak.

EBMUD Considers Water Restrictions for Alameda

As the drought worsens, water cuts loom. Also in the news: Measure A moratoriums, a new city manager, and WETA gets the go-ahead.

Why Alameda Has So Few Homeless Residents

Alameda’s general lack of services and vigilant if inhospitable police force combine keep homeless in Alameda at bay, with the help of some innovative social services.

Alameda and Encinal High Schools Will Each Survive

There will be no über high school, construction at Alameda Point inches closer to reality, and the mysterious bird goo has been identified.

Police Chief Paul Rolleri Calls for New Music Venue

Alameda’s top law enforcement guy longs for a world-class setting for great performances.

John Russo’s Exit Interview

Alameda’s gregarious city manager downplays any correlation between his departure and the slow-growth direction the city has taken following the November election.

The A’s Regroup After a Tumultuous Off-Season

This year’s Oakland Athletics are essentially strangers but took advantage of Cactus League spring training to gel as a team, winding up with an impressive pre-season record.

Birds, Measles, and Twists in the Arson Case

Birds die from an unidentified goo, the school district gets a new super, and the Bay Farm Island Bridge gets a facelift.

The Ruckus Over Alameda’s Shore Line Cycle Track

In a surprising twist and after a longtime coming, not everybody is happy about the Shore Line cycle track.

Storms, Protests, and Development Updates

New Officials Mayor Trish Spencer and councilmen Frank Matarrese and Jim Oddie were sworn in Dec. 16, the same night the Del Monte project was green-lighted for 380 new homes.