Editorial

Today is Your Last Day to Make a Difference

Dec 31,2015

This being the last day of the year, you have this final chance to make a difference in your community. Thoughts of who or what to support with end-of-year contributions often range the gamut of international causes: the environment, health, human rights, poverty, even the arts. 

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Please Avoid Scary Anachronisms

Dec 31,2015

Your Dec. 24 article “Councilman, Mayor Accused of Breaking Law” sent me hurdling over the solstice gifts to get to my stash of Rolaids and chamomile tea extract.

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Arson at Historic Library Intolerable

Dec 23,2015

Lately I’ve gotten into the habit of reading on the Alameda Police Department’s Daily Activity Log just to see what is happening in Alameda that is more than what is being reported in the papers.

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City Needs to Own its Negligence

Dec 23,2015

Letter writer Claire Coustier (see adjoining commentary) inspired us to put our own opinions into writing regarding the city of Alameda’s lack of attention to the building they own directly across the street from City Hall. 

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Christmas Gift Delivery May Change, Says Santa

Dec 17,2015

Santa-followers throughout the world were thrilled to learn that he and his new chief elf, Quaznor, may soon speak to them from the North Pole via videoconference. A specific time for the event was not disclosed.

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Development Endangers 45-Acre Alameda Marina

Dec 17,2015

I think that it’s important to get the word out that one of Alameda’s most recognized locations is in danger of being bulldozed and replaced by high-density townhomes and condominiums. I’m talking about the Alameda Marina.

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Shootings Bring Sudden, Tragic, Surreal Losses

Dec 17,2015

I try to understand and comprehend mass shootings at schools, movie theaters, homes, churches, community centers and businesses but I am not at all successful. What is it like to be in a room where someone is indiscriminately shooting people?

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Rent Board Must Implement Changes

Dec 17,2015

For more than a year, Mayor Trish Spencer and the City Council have insisted that the Rent Review Advisory Committee (RRAC) is to play a key role in easing the rent crisis in Alameda. 

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