Letters to the Editor

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The Alameda Sun received a copy of this letter addressed to Alex Nguyen, assistant city manager.



Last Monday just after 7 p.m. my wife, Linda, and I went to Park Street. We had dinner at Pho Sinh and dessert at Tucker’s. As we were returning to our car we saw two men smoking at Santa Clara and Park Street.

We really need better no-smoking signage that is visible after dark and far more ubiquitous than what has been distributed so far.

I have yet to see any City of Alameda sandwich-board signs along Park or Webster streets advertising the secondhand smoke ban, which I suggested when the City Council passed the no-smoking sign regulations.

Will we have to stencil signs on the sidewalks ourselves to get something adequate done?

Jon Spangler


The members of Troop 33014 recently met with local writers Karen Grandados and Julia Park Tracey to discuss various types of writing to earn their Scribe Badge. The girls learned about poetry and crafted haikus and acrostic poems; they wrote short stories, short news articles and letters to the editor. What follows are their letters to the editor. Thank you for your consideration.

Barbara Ann Caulfield, Scout Leader


I am writing to you about the gum on the streets. This bothers me because it looks trashy and not fun to get on your shoes. For example, on Park Street, there is a lot of gum on the sidewalk. This could be fixed by hiring people to power wash the street. All in all, I am bothered by the gum on the sidewalk.

Lauren Stockton, age 9