Today, September 1, I am suspending my campaign for Alameda City Council in 2022. To all who have expressed their support, I apologize for disappointing you. To those who have generously contributed to my campaign, I will be returning your donations in the near future.
Ed and Bill are roommates and students who share an apartment on the West End. Their one-year lease just expired and their landlord, Henry, has been making comments about them moving out soon. However, they have no desire to leave, and they have told Henry that as well.
My family and I recently attended a rodeo, the most Western of American sporting events. This one was held in Sonoma County and was produced by the Flying U Rodeo, a company founded and led, until his recent passing, by hall-of-fame cowboy, Cotton Rosser.
Many years ago, I met a woman who expanded my view about friendship. Nan was a woman who actively stayed in touch with people she met and liked. This was true all over the world. Very often, she was either traveling somewhere to stay with a friend, or someone was staying with her.
It is difficult for one to feel like they have agency over their life these days. So much of the pressing news of the day happens outside our sphere of influence and far outside of our control that it is easy for one to feel powerless.
What’s the best way to support the people of Alameda and the East Bay who are struggling during this very stressful time? Helping Alameda Family Services (AFS), the organization that has provided emotional, psychological, and physical health programs for the last 50 years.