Editorial

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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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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