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Arson charges against one of the two men accused of setting a string of fires on and around Park Street on September 28 have been dropped. Alameda police said Stephen Petersen, 27, of Alameda has been eliminated as a suspect in connection with the fires based on evidence collected over the past several weeks.

A 72-year-old Alameda man is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of his wife.

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.

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.