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City Council members offered a vote of support Tuesday for the expansion of Crab Cove onto a 3.899-acre federal property across the street that was once slated for housing.

Finding Marina Cove Waterfront Park for the start of Saturday’s “Alameda Walks” event was an educational experience.

The City Council is set to decide Tuesday whether to place a citizen-sponsored initiative on the November ballot that will permit only park development at Neptune Pointe – along with a companion measure that staffers say is intended to shield the city from costs associated with any lawsuit that might be filed if the open space measure succeeds.

Members of the Recreation and Park Commission decided the Clark Memorial Bench should be saved, and a community group called Save the Bench has launched a fundraising effort to pay for its restoration.

City Council members have ordered a report detailing the potential legal and fiscal impacts of a proposed ballot initiative that would rezone federal property slated for housing to allow only parks – and expressed support for a companion measure that could pause enforcement of the initiative while those impacts are addressed.

“We’re trying to give the residents what they want without potentially blowing our budget,” Mayor Marie Gilmore said.

A long-sought field of dreams for disabled youth has moved a step closer to reality.

A long-sought field of dreams for disabled youth has moved a step closer to reality. The Recreation and Park Commission will consider a conceptual plan for a refurbished Estuary Park on Thursday.

A Bay Farm Island basketball court is in line to become the first piece of city property to sport a corporate logo.

A 94-year-old concrete bench that may be Alameda’s best-known piece of park furniture could fall to the wrecking ball.

Plans are underway to convert a weed-infested dirt lot in West Alameda into fields of dreams for the city’s youth sports teams.