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Alameda Magazine

Rich Ross Has a Thing for Octopuses

A Cal Academy senior scientist studies the larger Pacific striped octopuses, sometimes in his at-home Alameda Lab.

Upscale Assisted Living Comes to Mariner Point

Retirement community giant Oakmont Senior Living believes in a five-star approach to service and residency. Crystal Robinson of Oakmont Management Group talks about the latest addition in Alameda.

Words on Wheels Distributes Books by Bikes

Library outreach in Alameda hits the road by trike with a stylish new bikemobile crisscrossing the Island.

Nancy Seamons Crookston Puts Color First

An Alameda oil portraitist picks her palette before her subject.

The Trespass, the Mayor and the Political Spat

The gulf between the mayor and her supporters and Alameda’s political establishment enter the arena of political appointments.

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.

David Burke Art Is Both Beautiful and Grotesque

An Alameda-born artist finds inspiration in nature and industry, contrasting them in his work.

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.

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.