Editorial

A Student’s View on Alameda Transit

Nov 12,2020

As a high school senior at Alameda High School who frequented AC Transit buses to get home from school and around town, I’ve been thinking a lot about the effects of COVID on mass transit ridership within Alameda and the Bay.

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Chowin’ Down on the Gravy Train

Nov 05,2020

The recent article “Mayor Weighs in on Caltrans Project,” Oct. 29, reports on “a bike-pedestrian only bridge connecting Oakland” and the City of West Alameda.

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A Tale of Two Tenants: Disputes and Solutions

Nov 05,2020

Two families in an Alameda apartment building had a brewing feud for years. It started when the downstairs tenants, the Smiths, complained about the late-night footsteps and television noise coming from the occupants of the upstairs apartment, the Johnsons.

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‘Yes’ for Measure Z a ‘Yes’ for Families

Oct 29,2020

Is it too much for a father to want his grown kids to return to the fold, or at least the same town? Yes, yes it is. As a realist and appreciating the richness of living in new and diverse locales, I don’t expect, or even want, my kids to want to live in Alameda any time soon.

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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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