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The year is 2015. There are men who make dinner for their families regularly. I am one of them. Not only dinner, but breakfast and lunch for a family of four. Daily.
Declaring on your front page in all caps that, "It’s National Men Make Dinner Day!" is not only ignorant, but also sexist.

It’s hard to imagine that I am the only one who has been offended by this.

Perhaps my Alameda Sun reading days are over. At least I can still use it to start my barbecue.

Christopher R. Rabe

Editor’s note: The Alameda Sun did not invent National Men Make Dinner Day, but instead wanted to inspire more men, like Mr. Rabe, to participate in the feeding of their families. Not everyone in Alameda is operating from a 2015 perspective.


"It takes a village..." How lucky I am to live in such a "village." Ever since Sam Sause, my husband, was killed on Dec. 11, 2014, Alamedans have been so very kind to us in so many ways, including providing the memorial planter at the cross walk of Grand Street and Otis Drive, where Sam died.

The newspapers, Rotary members, Sea Farers organization including the Sea Cadets, our church family, the people Sam visited with on his walks/runs, people in shops, folks all over town have all been so kind, helpful and generous with condolences. Our family is so grateful to each of you.

We have been privileged to live here since 1964, where we have raised our three children, and for the last 25 years Sam has had his transportation business here. It’s amazing the kindness shown by all of you. When I water the plants at his memorial it is amazing how many people share a "Sam story" or express their sorrow for his death.

I write to express our appreciation for all your many kindnesses, and thank you for allowing me to feel so blessed to have had such amazing support from Alameda these last painful months.

Helen Sause

I was at the city council meeting this past Wednesday and many of the landlords stated that they do not charge market rate for their units. This may be true of the landlords that were in attendance but it is false to say that many apartments aren't very expensive. A cursory search of Craigslist or local real estate offices shows that options for working class individuals and families is limited, perhaps even non-existent. I'm not suggesting a solution but I am suggesting that we, as a community, face reality.

Brendan Sullivan-Sariñana