While several varieties of peach trees can do well in Alameda, these fruit trees are also susceptible to a fungal disease that makes them look unhealthy and, in fact, weakens their ability to thrive.

The races for Alameda Mayor and City Council have resulted in tight races, still too close to call. The tentative results which are still pending the counting of some 90,000 unprocessed mail-in ballots and an unknown number of walk-in, mail-in ballots, show Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft leading in the mayoral race by 213 votes.


One has to wonder how life became so politicized and polarized. Will life will ever return to sanity or, at a minimum, get back to normal? The answers are both too obvious and too politically charged to even speak of. As the great sage Joseph Stalin expounded, “If you claim not to be political, that, too, is political.”


In May of 2012, I wrote the following article to local papers in reference to similar issues that will appear on the November 2018 ballot. 

My wife and I like living in Alameda and the house we bought 16 years ago, after living in Oakland for 19 years. I intend to vote “no” on measure C and the Peralta College Measure B.