Editorial

Press release courtesy of the City of Alameda.

Alameda County releases dashboard with detailed information on COVID-19 cases, shows 18 cases in the City of Alameda

Chabad of Alameda is helping the Alameda Jewish community celebrate Passover while restricted by the mandated shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chabad of Alameda is responding with Passover Seder-to-Go kits and DIY tools. The Seder-to-Go kits will contain instructions on how to conduct a Passover seder yourself as well as all of the traditional foods, ensuring that every Jewish person in Alameda wishing to have a Passover seder can easily do so, whether they are in quarantine or just isolating at home.

As people walk down the bustling streets of an industrialized city, they come across plastic grocery bags, plastic soda rings and plastic straws littering sidewalks. While concern for plastic pollution is justified, there is another type of human and environmental toxicant to be wary of: microplastics. 

The main justification of those wishing to build additional housing has been that California’s population is growing by leaps and bounds, and we need housing for all these new people. Recently, I saw some postings on the Internet that refuted this claim. Curious, I did some research. This is what I learned:

Jane Smith works as a server at a restaurant and rents an apartment in Alameda.  Up until March, she was financially stable and paid her rent using her salary and tips.  Things changed, however, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the nation, including California.

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