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Council to pressure federal government on park expansion

It’s been a long time coming.  At its upcoming February 17 meeting, the new city council will consider adopting a resolution in support of using the surplus federal property by Crab Cove for park and open space purposes. The resolution … Continue reading

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Turning the Page with the Park District

“Tonight we turn the page,” said President Obama in his recent State of the Union Address. Our new city council has followed suit. On January 21, the city council, at the request of Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese, decided to set … Continue reading

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Feds Continue Crown Beach Court Action

Last July, the Alameda City Council heeded the will of Alameda citizens and zoned federal surplus property near Crab Cove as open space. As a result, private developer Tim Lewis Communities–the same company that is trying to develop the Del … Continue reading

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Parks and Wrecks

It’s no wonder city council and mayoral candidates are focusing on parks this campaign season. Citizens have been up in arms over several park issues in recent years and have had to sponsor three ballot initiatives to keep open space from … Continue reading

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Point Counterpoint on Crab Cove Housing Plan

Many Alamedans have been asking the city council to remove the residential zoning from the federal parcel near Crab Cove.  On October 10, our own Recreation and Parks Commission decided to send a letter to the city council requesting the … Continue reading

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Logic Points to Parkland

“That is not logical, Captain,” Mr. Spock would often say on the Star Trek television series.  Can’t the same be said for putting housing on bay-front property that the East Bay Regional Park District needs for expansion of state park … Continue reading

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Timeline – Events leading up to the lawsuit between city, EBRPD

The legal dispute between the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and the City of Alameda continues over a parcel of land adjacent to Crab Cove Visitors Center at Crown Memorial State Beach.  EBRPD claims the city failed to prepare … Continue reading

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