Helping Prevent Suicide

May 19,2022

You may be aware that the suicide rate is currently higher than the homicide rate in this country. I am aware that I have written about the increase in depression. Now this.

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Guerrilla Gardening With Neighbors

May 12,2022

About 10 years ago, my next-door neighbor and I were commiserating that we didn’t have enough sunny space in our yards to grow as many tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant as we could eat.

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Argument Against Measure B

May 12,2022

We oppose Measure B, the school bond measure, because its proponents are not being honest with the voters. The Alameda Unified School District claims, “By law, all funds must be spent in Alameda.” This is a deceptive statement.

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Reducing Transportation Emissions in Alameda

May 05,2022

The transportation sector makes up 70% of Alameda’s greenhouse gas emissions. We need to change how we get around if we are going to significantly reduce Alameda’s greenhouse gas emissions. Bicycling, walking, taking public transit or driving an electric vehicle are the way to go.

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ACI Trash Talk April 2022

Apr 21,2022

Have you heard of Senate Bill (SB) 1383? Otherwise known as California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Act, SB 1383 became effective January 2022 statewide and in the City of Alameda. ALL residents and businesses in the City of Alameda must have organic waste collection services.

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Why is Alameda Making Plans to Add More Housing?

Apr 19,2022

The City of Alameda is planning for more housing because we are facing a crisis. There are Alamedans sleeping outside, in parks, and in tents. There are Alameda Unified School District students who live with their family in cars. There are older adults living on Alameda’s streets.

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Rabbi Chester’s Account of Ukrainian Humanitarian Trip

Apr 18,2022

Editor’s Note: Rabbi Steven Chester of Temple Israel of Alameda traveled to Poland with 24 other Reform Rabbis and Cantors recently to offer aid to Ukrainian refugees (“Alameda Rabbi Offers Much Needed Aid to Ukrainians,” April 12). Here is a summary of day 2 and 3 of his trip.

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House Sparrows Find a Home in Alameda

Apr 17,2022

Most of us have seen small brown birds that flit from the ground to a bush or tree just as you start to look at them; they are common in parks and at bird feeders throughout Alameda — but the description fits more than one species of birds.

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