Editorial

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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Superintendent Presents Updates

Jul 16,2020

As we continue to adjust and adapt to the ever-changing environment of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to be sure to keep you up to date on our planning process, our options and our general thinking on what students and families may experience during the 2020-21 school year.

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Time to Rename Jackson Park

Jul 16,2020

I grew up in Alameda and spent many glorious childhood summers in our parks. I have significant nostalgia for these places, central as they are to my childhood memories.

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I Got an Awesome New Roommate

Jul 16,2020

My West End article from a few weeks ago, “Webster Street, Resurrected” now seems suddenly and regrettably trivial and presumptuous. We’re back on lockdown. And we had a fatal shooting. 

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Group Calls on Council: Declare Racism an Emergency

Jul 09,2020

The Alameda Sun received a copy of this resolution
Dear Community,
Please join People Power Alameda in demanding the Alameda City Council Declare Racism a Public Health Emergency.
Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Emergency

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