A sunny poem and other letters of support
There once was a small-town paper,
That everyone come Thursday would savor —
The two publishers never showed favor.
Working hard to be fair,
Short of losing their hair,
Managed to inform everyone there.
A new year has begun,
Lit up by the Alameda Sun.
Thanks guys, and thanks to everyone at the Alameda Sun!
— Judy Jacobs
Editor’s note: Judy’s poem was just one of the supportive notes we received after publishing “Please Consider Supporting Sun,” Dec. 28). More kind words from subscribers for the paper follow.
Dear Dennis & Eric:
First, thanks for hanging in there to publish Alameda’s only local weekly newspaper. I have been meaning to send in a subscription or donation to support your efforts for quite a while, but I finally got to it after reading your recent editorial. Thanks for the kick!
After having worked in the public arena for nearly 40 years, I truly know and appreciate the importance of a local newspaper which can keep tabs on and hold public officials responsible for their duties. The recent unethical, if not illegal, actions by some of our Councilmembers is a perfect example.
It is examples such as that which only amplify the importance of a “watchdog” publication that can keep the public informed.
I have enclosed a donation to help you defray some of your costs.
Keep up the good work and best of luck in the new year!
— Burnham “Burny” Matthews, Former
Alameda Police Chief
I was going to send in $25, but I got such a huge laugh out of your response to Bruce Elerick (“Editor’s Note” Dec. 28) that I decided to up it to $50. Happy New Year!
— Alexandra Petrich
We love your paper! Thanks for all you do.
— Sam Moriana &
Thanks for giving Alamedans a voice and a mirror.
— Scott Hildreth
I enjoy getting your paper. Keep up the good work. Here’s a little something to help cover costs.
— Jim Trenkle
Thanks for keeping me up to date with events and happenings here in Alameda.
— Lorraine Salazar