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Drummond: Grants help Oakland residents fight neighborhood blight

Keep Oakland Beautiful grants help residents reclaim blighted areas 
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Alameda letters: New Harbor Bay Club would be great for swimmers

New club would be great for swimmersI am president of the Alameda Island Aquatics (Islanders) age group swim team, and I support the proposed new Harbor Bay Club at North Loop Road. 
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Alameda My Word: Harbor Bay Club plan's EIR will dispel false claims

Harbor Bay Isle Associates welcomes constructive discussion of the findings of the Environmental Impact Report. In the meantime and in an effort to clarify some erroneous and misleading claims and rumors regarding the proposal, particularly those made by Tim Coffey and a group called Harbor Bay Neighbors (HBN), HBIA would like to set the record straight on a number of false claims. 
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