Editorial

Landlords Must Think Before They Act

Dec 03,2015

As a longtime Alameda resident and property owner, I’ve watched with great sadness what is happening in our community as the housing crisis worsens in the Bay Area. It is unfair to take advantage of market shifts by disrupting tenants, especially the disadvantaged and elderly.

Read More

Look to Vallejo to Solve Rental Crisis

Dec 03,2015

From past experience I propose a possible solution to Alameda’s rent issue. With about 12 years on the rent review board in Vallejo, with two years as chairman, I know Vallejo’s ordinance could be used for renters and landlords in Alameda as it has been for properties in Vallejo. 

Read More

Don’t Ruin the Park Street Gateway

Nov 26,2015

Since at least 2000, with the city’s visioning process, the gateways to Alameda, particularly the one at the intersection of Park Street and Blanding Avenue, have been recognized as very important and deserving of special architectural treatment.

Read More

How To Celebrate ‘Thanksgetting’

Nov 26,2015

Corporate America, in its beneficence, infinite wisdom and noble pursuit of perpetual profit, has finally created a holiday truly worth celebrating, a holiday that honors what really matters: acquisition. This holiday — currently known as Black Friday — will now be called “Thanksgetting.” 

Read More

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Land

Nov 19,2015

From time to time in the newspaper we read a lament about rents and housing prices being increased, driving citizens out of their homes. Nothing new about this, it is established real estate practice.

Read More

Collaborative Looks to Future of Point

May 14,2015

Alameda Point is at a significant cross-road, and so is the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC). APC was established in 1999 through a special federal homeless accommodation process.

Read More

Ethical Behavior Wanted from City Council

May 07,2015

What will $11,800 buy you? This amount may have influenced new contracts with the city of Alameda. In this last general election only one elected official collected contributions from a Public Safety Employee Union. That individual was Councilman Jim Oddie. 

Read More

Pages