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Jeff Miller, Man on a Mission

June 23, 2011 by Beth Slatkin

Jeff Miller is a man on a mission: He is dedicated to being an effective voice for endangered species and preserving the Northern California habitats they depend on for survival. He currently pursues this mission as founding director of the Alameda Creek Alliance and as a conservation advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity.


Controversial Niles Canyon Project Reopened for Comment

June 03, 2011 by Isaura Linares

After months of protests from local environmental activists and some government officials, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is reopening the public comment period for part of the controversial Niles Canyon Improvement Safety Project on Highway 84 east of Fremont. Comments will now be taken through July 7.

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Road vs. Stream in Niles Canyon

January 01, 2011 by Aleta George

State Route 84 twists and turns along Alameda Creek through Niles Canyon between Fremont and Sunol. An effort by Caltrans to make the road safer has hit a roadblock: Environmental groups, local citizens, and the City of Fremont claim that widening and straightening the road will simply encourage drivers to go faster while harming a creek that has been the focus of steelhead trout restoration efforts.

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Guaranteed Returns

July 01, 2007 by John Hart

Sure, it can be frustrating to see that land purchased for a park is still closed to the public. But buying open space is only the first step in creating a new park. After that come the land-use plans and the search for funds to pay for facilities and staff. Here we take a look at what it will take for the East Bay Regional Park District to transform the 15,000 acres in its land bank into parks.

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