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Alameda

(ăləmē`də, –mā`də), city (1990 pop. 76,459), Alameda co., W central Calif., on an island just off the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; settled 1850, inc. as a city 1884. Industries include printing and publishing, electronics, plastic products, food, consumer goods, and machinery. It is primarily residential and has excellent beaches, parks, and leisure-boating facilities. The former Alameda Naval Air Station has been partially redeveloped. An important Coast Guard base is also there. The city is connected with Oakland, Calif., on the mainland by bridges and tunnels.
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A shaded public walk or promenade.
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Therefore she could answer, he was off again, his mind's eye filled with this new city of his dream which he builded on the Alameda hills by the gateway to the Orient.
There's the Alameda & Contra Costa Land Syndicate, the Consolidated Street Railways, the Yerba Buena Ferry Company, the United Water Company, the Piedmont Realty Company, the Fairview and Portola Hotel Company, and half a dozen more that I've got to refer to a notebook to remember.
The pigeon drove straight on for the Alameda County shore, and it was near this shore that Winn had another experience.

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