Editorial

A Tribute to Tova

Feb 11,2016

My beautiful Tova would have turned 18 this November. She was my perpetually smiling, white, fluffy, 12-pound American Eskimo. She died in her sleep last September while I was away in Europe. I was not able to spend the week with her before she died and I was not able to say goodbye.

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Marina is Scarcely Rotting Away

Feb 05,2016

Recent letters in the Alameda Sun have insinuated that the Alameda Marina is rotting away into nothing. The authors of these letters state that nothing will be lost by putting housing on the property.

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When Reading Saved My Life

Feb 04,2016

I was a special guest at an event not long ago where, as part of the celebration, several of the participants read a short story about their lives. For some, it was the first piece of creative writing they had ever done.

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A Tale of Alameda Sidewalk Stamps

Jan 21,2016

I have a strange Alameda story to tell. I live in Washington State. Not the “wet” side of the state, but North Central Washington, east of the Cascade Mountains. Lots of sun in the summer, snow in winter, and not many people. The Methow Valley (no “th” — pronounced “met-how”)

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The Story You Won’t See this Week

Jan 21,2016

Everyone’s already talking about it online, but we decided quite pointedly to not run a three-column, full-color image of the graffiti left all over the Crown Memorial Beach bathing pavilion, essentially at the far western end of Otis Drive. 

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Begin New Year with Simple Acts of Blessing

Jan 14,2016

Now that the New Year has begun and we have made resolutions we may or may not keep, filled in the new calendar pages and look forward to what we can do to make this world a better place, I would like to share with you a simple act of blessing that we experienced this holiday season.

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