Editorial

Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Students from Alameda meet with a U.S. Border Patrol officer on a special trip this summer to learn about public service.

SJND Students Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Sep 04,2018

This past summer, 17 students from St. Joseph Notre Dame High School (SJND) traveled to Imperial Beach, just north of the border between the United States and Mexico, for an exercise in service leadership.

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‘No’ on Z Protects Our Neighborhoods

Oct 22,2020

I grew up in the Alameda of the 1950s and ’60s. My parents moved here in 1951. I grew up on Taylor Avenue with easy access to Washington Park where neighborhood kids just walked down the steps of the sea wall and enjoyed the bay.

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Traffic, Traffic Everywhere and Not a Place to Park

Oct 15,2020

The word “infill” sounds innocuous. Find a hole or dig a hole and fill it in: infill. “Material that fills in something”: infill; the fixer-upper in your neighborhood that a developer buys, tears down, and builds three-to-six story, million-dollar, market-rate condos: infill.

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An Eye on Education

Oct 15,2020

Every time it looks like public education has reached a new nadir, another jackalope comes leaping out of the kelp forest.

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Measure Z and the Lost Chance of Compromise

Oct 15,2020

On Jan. 29, Vice Mayor John Knox White convened a “Measure A Discussion” meeting that included me, Christopher Buckley, Planning Director Andrew Thomas, Planning Board members Alan Teague and David Burton, and a representative of an urban mixed-use development company.

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