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Updated at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday, September 30

The Encinal High School varsity football team will forfeit this Friday's Island Bowl following a bench-clearing incident at a game last Friday, the district's spokeswoman confirmed Monday.

Friday marks the 60th anniversary of the cross-Island game, played by Alameda and Encinal high schools.

Alameda police have arrested two men in connection with a string of apparent arson fires that took place within a seven-block radius on and around Park Street Sunday morning.

An earthquake centered near American Canyon rattled the Bay Area a little before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. While the 6.0 temblor caused damage and knocked out power for many near the epicenter, Alamedans only lost sleep. Here's what happened and what Island residents shaken awake by the quake had to say; feel free to share your earthquake experience here.

Alameda and a list of other East Bay cities and wastewater districts will fix aging sewers in an effort to keep sewage from spilling into San Francisco Bay and the Oakland/Alameda Estuary as part of a lawsuit settlement announced Monday.

Here's our best-of compendium of live election night coverage, in tweets. We'll update with results and more; feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts and observations about the June 3 ballot measures and races.

An early morning fire on the 1000 block of College Avenue injured two people and caused $180,000 worth of damage, firefighters said.

Dozens of Nea Community Learning Center students walked out of classes Tuesday to protest the removal of the school’s leader Friday, eight weeks before the end of the school year.

Police are investigating the early morning death of a pedestrian struck by a minivan Wednesday on Otis Drive.

The federal government plans to sue the state to reclaim ownership of a road that a developer who purchased federal property nearby needs to rekindle its home building plans, according to a letter obtained Monday by The Alamedan.

Harbor Bay Isle Associates has asked the city to pause its controversial application to build 80 luxury homes where the Harbor Bay Club now stands – and to speed approvals for a new fitness club on North Loop Road.