Alameda, like the rest of the Bay Area, needs more very-low and low income, "affordable housing," not more $750,000 to $1 million-plus market-priced houses, especially on public lands. Yet every time there is a market-priced project, like Del Monte or Alameda Landing, City Planner Andrew Thomas and the Planning Board tell us it should be approved because it will help us gain affordable housing.
Here’s the mumbo-jumbo: Thomas and the Planning Board talk and talk and talk about affordable housing, and developers build and build and build more market-priced units.
Capone’s Speakeasy would like to invite you in. There have been many conversations, rumors and innuendos about Capone’s since we opened our doors in August 2014. Let’s go back in time and take a look at the old worn-out bank building at 1400 Park St. The main portion of the two-story building was built in 1888 and a second structure in the rear was added in the 1920s. For many years different banks operated at this location with the most recent being Wells Fargo.
We can make any school in Alameda good. Why not our local school?
I will be sending my second child through our neighborhood school: Will C. Wood Middle School because I believe in supporting my neighborhood school.
Neighborhood schools keep people out of cars. At neighborhood schools, kids strengthen ties to their neighbors — both adults and children — giving them a sense of place and connection to their community. And community that is created by neighborhood schools is a concrete civic asset that we should not undervalue.
Although I congratulate Philip Hu in winning the school board seat, the first time since moving to this magnificent island on May 15, 2009, I felt embarrassed to be an Alamedan. I felt disrespected, discounted, attacked and discriminated against based on personal choices I made to benefit my family. I felt punished and reprimanded for taking on a leadership role at my son’s school.
I was the only candidate for this school board seat of the 23 whose character was personally called into question.
At its Tuesday, Feb. 17, meeting, the City Council will consider adopting a resolution in support of using the surplus federal property by Crab Cove for park and open space purposes.
The resolution urges the General Services Administration (GSA) to negotiate a low or no-cost sale to the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) or the state and to end its eminent domain action on state-owned McKay Avenue.