Editorial

Housing Density Issue Not Fully Discussed

May 28,2020

It may surprise Alamedans that, on June 2, the City Council intends to make a recommendation to city staff about drafting a charter amendment to potentially eliminate City Charter Article 26, otherwise known as Measure A, was enacted in 1973 in response to both the demolition of the city’s stock

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Newspapers Equal the Inverse of Censorship

May 21,2020

Enclosed is enough funding to keep me informed by the Alameda Sun for several years or until rising sea levels transform our island into a saltine marsh or shoal, whichever comes first. I am not a pessimist, but were I to spend a little more, could I get survivor benefits for my subscription?

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Seema Verma

How to Get Medicare Services at Home Now

May 21,2020

At Medicare, we understand people may have concerns about going to a doctor’s office during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Like so many Americans, Medicare beneficiaries are rightly observing social distancing guidelines to protect themselves and others from possible infection.

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Are You Actually Happy?

May 21,2020

When clients come into my office for the first time, they fill out a brief form. One of the questions is “What is your goal for therapy?” In all of my years of practice, no one has said they want to be happy.

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Marla Koss &nbsp&nbsp On July 9, 2019, two grafts of a 4-in-1 pluot tree collapsed from the weight of the fruit, several weeks before it was mature enough to ripen off the tree. The branches (grafts) were repaired, but the fruit was lost. This year, the tree’s crop is very scant.

Thin Excess Fruit Now to Improve This Year’s Crop

May 14,2020

In a time of food insecurity, what could be more inviting than a tree covered in fruit? Then again, sometimes the gods can be too kind. Overly generous fruit loads have a way of breaking branches and yielding small, poor-quality fruit if not managed in a timely manner. 

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Warning: Do Not Take Lysol Internally

May 14,2020

Pine-scented Lysol is very likely to corrode your ilocecal valves and is particularly tough on the first 30 feet of the duodenum, to say nothing of the irritating discomfort.

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Dog Continues Weighing Pros, Cons of Coronavirus Shutdown

May 14,2020

Life is always full of pluses and minuses. On the plus side our streets are cleaner. On the minus side I haven’t seen a partially eaten burrito in weeks! You can no longer count on an evening’s stroll to find fast-food containers with fries or burger remnants sitting by the wayside.

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Mayoral Message

May 14,2020

Face coverings the new normal; maintaining physical distance, while maintaining social connections essential

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