Editorial

Kristen Smeal &nbsp&nbsp Companion plants thrive in St. Philip Neri garden.

Companion Planting: Good Neighbors/Bad Neighbors

Jul 09,2020

Just like humans, plants have friends and foes and can thrive or fail when planted in close proximity to one another. By definition, planting one or more types of plants together in a beneficial relationship is called companion planting.

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Tomorrow Will Echo in Eternity

Jul 02,2020

In 1955 the era of the polio epidemic and the Cold War was heating up. Civil rights and entanglement in Vietnam were percolating and the invasion of Cuba was on the horizon.  Malcom X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Alameda: Infrastructure a Priority

Jun 25,2020

Alameda is a special place, as was clear soon after I joined the City’s Public Works Department back in 2012. Eight years later, as I transition to a neighboring city, the specialness of Alameda is all the more clear. 

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Here We Stand: Coping

Jun 18,2020

As a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, six counties in the Bay Area implemented Shelter in Place on March 16 with most other counties following suit soon thereafter. With the Shelter in Place came skyrocketing unemployment along with disruption to human connection and routine.

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Non-Profits Need Congress to Prioritize Their Needs

Jun 18,2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the country to a crawl. Lawmakers and consumers alike are rightly worried about the economic security of shuttered bars, restaurants and retail locations. But many have largely ignored the nation’s charities.

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