Editorial

Courtesy photos &nbsp&nbsp Newly planted vegetable gardens, like the one above, have sprouted up all over.

Beginner’s Guide to Planting Victory Gardens

Apr 09,2020

In March 2010, Alameda Backyard Growers (ABG) held its first meeting. Formed in response to the financial crisis in 2008, we created educational programming and set up Project Pick to help our community grow and donate food.

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The Macro Problem of Microplastics

Apr 02,2020

As people walk down the bustling streets of an industrialized city, they come across plastic grocery bags, plastic soda rings and plastic straws littering sidewalks.

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On Population Growth, Affordable Housing

Apr 02,2020

The main justification of those wishing to build additional housing has been that California’s population is growing by leaps and bounds, and we need housing for all these new people. Recently, I saw some postings on the Internet that refuted this claim. Curious, I did some research.

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New Ordinance Protects Tenants

Apr 02,2020

Jane Smith works as a server at a restaurant and rents an apartment in Alameda.  Up until March, she was financially stable and paid her rent using her salary and tips.  Things changed, however, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the nation, including California.

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A Poem for Our Times

Mar 26,2020

The Great Thoreau,
“Traveled a good deal in Concord,”
And found succor,
And so may we:
Within the walls of our homes,
Find each other,
In unexpected ways,
Ask as if new —
Tell me your stories,
Later sit quietly,

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What is Telemedicine?

Mar 26,2020

In today’s ever-changing climate people might wonder what is telemedicine, what are its benefits and is it going to be helpful for me?

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