Editorial

Courtesy photos &nbsp&nbsp Donut Petit (top) and Bhan Mae Vane (below) are two West End eateries that opened recently. Both have service for take out.

West End Restaurants Still Open for Take Out

Mar 26,2020

This has been an extraordinarily difficult time for business owners, both large and small. Last week was like none seen in recent memory. What the world looked like on Monday was vastly different than where we wound up just a few days later.

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Sun Takes Part in Action to Help Prevent Disease Spread

Mar 19,2020

After 19 years of business the Alameda Sun has reached a crossroads in history. The Sun cannot, in good conscience, continue to deliver unsolicited copies of the newspaper, given the current pandemic. Starting March 26, the Sun will no longer circulate free copies door-to-door in Alameda.

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Update on New Wellness, Medical Respite Center

Mar 19,2020

Alameda stands out as a community that cares for its neighbors and for the most vulnerable among us. In April 2019, Alameda residents demonstrated their compassion by voting decisively to affirm the City Council’s zoning change and the development of the Alameda Wellness Center. 

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On Population Growth and Affordable Housing

Mar 19,2020

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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Compare Award Letters to Find Best College Deal

Mar 19,2020

Most high school seniors headed for college will soon be receiving financial aid award letters. Seniors and their parents should read those letters carefully, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Association (KHEAA).

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Respect: A Two-Way Street

Mar 19,2020

Respect is defined as “esteem or deferential regard felt or shown.”

I am aware that some believe certain individuals or groups of people should be automatically treated with respect. I find myself questioning this belief.

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Courtesy CDC &nbsp&nbsp The “social distancing” measures currently underway are designed to “flatten the curve” and extend medical resources and facilities’ ability to keep up with necessary care. Common sense behaviors prevent all kinds of illnesses.

Doctor Recommends Virus Precautions

Mar 19,2020

In the 1970s, James Robb, MD FCAP — renowned pathologist, microbiologist and former professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego — became one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses.

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Island will Go Dark if we Lose the Sun

Mar 12,2020

The McClatchy newspaper group, a force for local journalism, filed for bankruptcy recently. The Sacramento Bee is a member of the McClatchy group. McClatchy management claims “business as usual” but bankruptcies come with closures, sale of assets, layoffs and liquidation.

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