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Alameda Magazine

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.

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.

Seismic Shocks on Election Day

The recently elected pledge to chart a new course to slow development in Alameda.

If the Shoe Fits, Adorn It

Local teenager gets creative with high-top designs.

Slugging it Out at Crown Beach

A curious sight washes ashore along the bayside.

Merrymaking and Hunting for Gifts at Pippa and Therapy

From party supplies to furniture and gifts, Alameda’s latest retailers focus on purveying unique items just in time for the holiday shopping and party season. One store conveys a feeling of fairy tale–like magical celebration, while the other embodies the California lifestyle—free-spirited, a bit of ruggedness, and distinctly unique. Both stores will make you realize that you won’t have to stray far from the Island for needed holiday goods.

The Briefing: Smart People, Smart Meters

Smart meters, Island Bowl, Spirits Alley and more

The Truck Whisperers

An Alameda broker builds an international business insuring mobile restaurateurs.

Charter Teachers Unionize at ACLC and Nea

The recent action by ACLC and Nea represents the edge of a movement gaining statewide ground as more and more teachers seek representation.

Julia Park Tracey Appointed Alameda Poet Laureate

Alameda has a new poet laureate, the second it the city’s history: Julia Park Tracey. Tracey, 51, is an award-winning writer, editor, journalist, and activist who was appointed in September to a two-year term in the honorary position.