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Editor:

Bravo to Carrie Beavers for her commentary about domestic violence, the NFL officials, owners, players and the most recent story ("Put a Stop to the Spiral of Shame," Sept. 11).

It is tragic. We do find it interesting that the TV editors decided not to show the journalist who was recently beheaded by the terrorists. Yet they have chosen to repeatedly air Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée and wife, Janay, in the elevator. We leave the room when we hear a news channel discussing this; reporting it once was enough,

Learning how to manage stress and anger is a lifelong discipline. In the same spirit Alameda Sun is a community newspaper, please consider adding contact telephone numbers and Internet addresses for those who find themselves in stressful situations by causing harm to themselves, like Robin Williams’ suicide, or harm to others like the most recent abuser Ray Rice.

We believe the more important question to ask is "Why does the abuser feel compelled to lash out to hurt themselves or others?"

We applaud your decision to speak out!

Andy Sinaiko and JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko

Editor:

Some 150 motor vehicles dumped into the residential neighborhood surrounding Littlejohn Park is a loser for the future buyers/renters of the Del Monte property to be, and a huge loser for the residents surrounding the proposed project, as well as for all residents of Alameda.

The win-win as was made known to us in a recent letter ("Win-win long overdue at Del Monte property," Aug. 21) is for the Alameda Home Team and the big win is for the developer Tim Lewis Communities.

Any entity or person who proposes, advocates or approves (City Council) such a project, should be escorted off the Island and asked not to return. One vehicle is too many to dump on our streets; if a project does not have sufficient parking for all of its proposed vehicles, it should not be proposed, advocated, approved or constructed.

The insensitivity of proposing that 150 motor vehicles be dumped into a residential neighborhood of Alameda is an insult; regrettably, this lose-lose was not mentioned in the Aug. 21 letter.

Michael Cosentino

Editor:

As a longtime resident of Alameda’s "Bronze Coast," I’m watching the plans for the Del Monte warehouse with great interest.

I believe that thoughtful, multi-use development of this historic parcel will breathe new life into an area of the Island that’s been underused for far too long.

As a landlord and resident of the Island for 40 years, I know that if you give Alamedans attractive places to call home, while providing desirable, accessible services and amenities, like walkable retail sorely needed in the middle of the Island, people will want to live and play here.

I welcome this kind of progressive new development in my neighborhood and am excited at the prospect of having a new waterfront destination just steps from my house.

— Carole Glaser

 

Editor’s note: A term coined by local real estate professionals, Alameda’s Bronze Coast refers to the area along the old San Francisco Bay shoreline (north of the lagoons) between Oak and Paru streets. Central Avenue serves as the Bronze Coast’s northern boundary.

Carole Glaser

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