Editorial

What will Alameda be like 100 years from now? The question, with its infinite variables might initially seem impossible to answer, and thus absurdly futile to ask; but even if we can never know, the process of asking can be revealing, both of ourselves and of the community we live in.

Perhaps the first question we might ponder is will there even be an Alameda in 2114?

It is hard to believe that it has been almost 15 years since the Library 2000 campaign to fund the new Main Library. Every time I go by the corner of Oak and Lincoln I recall some part of many meetings we had, the door-to-door and phone campaigning and fund raising that went into that landmark vote. Today, the Main Library is so well used it is easily taken for granted and forget the cramped confines of the old Carnegie Library building.

The Board of Education is currently considering giving all district employees an additional 1.75 percent on-going raise

 

The Alameda Sun received a copy of this letter.

Dear Alameda Community: The New Year tends to attract a lot of media and commercial hype. But I really do believe it’s a good time for reflecting not only on how we would like to grow in the coming 12 months, but on the progress we have made over the last 12.

There’s been a lot of news lately about the draft Alameda Point environmental impact report (EIR), especially its chapter on traffic. There hasn’t been a lot of news about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Navy’s jointly issued final environmental assessment for Alameda Point and their traffic impact report for the planned military cemetery, columbarium, and outpatient medical clinic at Alameda Point.

As I was reading the opinion piece “Keep the ‘American Dream’ Alive,” Jan. 9, I recognized the prevalent teacher assumption that parents are at fault for much of the low achievement in our classrooms. I understood the sentiment because I held the same assumption/excuse for more than 25 of my 34 years as a teacher and administrator.

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