On Monday, we celebrated the extraordinary legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Several of the things that always struck me about his wisdom was that he talked about community, being of service to others, advocated non-violent solutions, and making the world a better place.
Last September, when the legislature approved Senate Bill 9 (allowing 4 to 10 new housing units to be built on one single-family lot statewide) and Senate Bill 10 (which allows 10 to 14 housing units to be built on one parcel), Sacramento politicians handed a blank check to developers by letting
Do you want to do your part to protect the climate but don’t have the funds for an electric vehicle or solar panels? Don’t worry. There are still plenty of actions you can take to protect the climate at little to no cost which also benefit the family budget. Why?
As one adage would have it, “All newspaper opinion writers do is come down from the hills after the battle is over and bayonet the wounded.”
Or as George Bernard Shaw wrote, “A newspaper is a device unable to distinguish between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.”
A trip to the supermarket is a pretty routine affair for most Island residents. We park our cars, grab a shopping cart, and start picking out what we need. When we get a bit of sticker shock, we either shrug it off or pick out something a bit less expensive.
As 2021 closes the Alameda Sun staff took a moment to reflect on the newspaper’s two decades of service. We considered our origins, what we have accomplished, and what the future may bring.