Editorial

You Are School

Aug 13,2020

The season to return to school is near,
A time of woe for some, for others cheer,
Tradition was you’d fill your backpack full,
With paper, pens and all the learning tools,

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As Perplexing as the Loch Ness Monster

Aug 06,2020

For me, the nebulous expression “affordable housing” has always been a mystery or an enigma; right up there with professional wrestling, Area 51 and the Loch Ness Monster.

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File photo &nbsp&nbsp Julia Morgan and Ira Hoover designed this Tudor Revival-style home for George and Lucy Walker in 1909. This is just one of seven homes that Morgan designed in Alameda.

Julia Morgan in Alameda

Jul 30,2020

Part one of two

French eyebrows raised, tongues clicked and wagged. That woman was back. Dozens upon dozens of male professors and their students had wondered if she had learned her lesson — apparently she had not.

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What’s Happening on the West End?

Jul 30,2020

As the owner and master stylist of Hair Tech Salon on Webster street, I, Katie Andersen, am looking forward to and preparing for, the future of our beloved beauty industry.

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Photo Credit &nbsp&nbsp Petty Officer Second Class Eladia Minton with her family.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Gets New Car

Jul 23,2020

With USS Hornet serving as a venerable backdrop, Mike’s Auto Body presented Petty Officer Second Class Eladia Minton with a brand-new car last week. A mother of three, Minton is stationed at Coast Guard Island.

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Most New Housing is Not Affordable Housing

Jul 23,2020

Some people believe that Measure A is discriminatory. The claimed discrimination (against poorer people, or people of color) is due to an assumption: that apartments are affordable. The assumption that apartments are affordable may have been true at one time. It is not true any longer.

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Original graphic: Colin Close

Animals Love Human Kindness

Jul 23,2020

Hiding under the bed didn’t help. Pops, bags, crackles, whizzing noises coming from every direction. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. Explosions everywhere, I was scared, for days! Why were people shooting at each other, especially at night?

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Courtesy Photo &nbsp&nbsp The rather pathetic balloon memorial for Ethan Escorcio, courtesy of the Juan Cobo Memorial Women’s Soccer League.

Fear & Loathing on Webster Street

Jul 23,2020

“What’s happening on the West End?” Well, somebody got shot! And nobody cared. Let me start with an exchange from one of the greatest TV shows ever produced:

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Why We Need Pride

Jul 16,2020

It is hard for me to talk about pride. I do not immediately feel proud when I think about pride, and although my train of thought often weaves me from stop after stop in search of self acceptance and validity through old faithful logic, I often never do.

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