Editorial

 

The Board of Education is made up of elected community members. Some candidates for these offices are backed politically and financially as well as by special interest groups. Once elected, they become part of an elected team that serves to improve the quality of education in Alameda. 

Each newly elected member comes with a particular skill set. Board members with a variety of skill sets, dedicated to serve, can become a cohesive and effective team. Success of a board is not the strength of one, in a particular area, but the strength of five working together as a team.

 

Handcrafted small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites prepared by local chefs await guests as they stroll through Alameda’s historic district at the second annual Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll on Friday evening, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. 

 

Alameda is coming off an election with record-breaking voter turnout. However one may have voted, Alamedans are collectively an example of a community vibrant in its practice of the voting franchise. Alamedans can not only congratulate themselves but also find assurance in this show of civic engagement. It’s an engagement that must be sustained for the road ahead. In the lead up to 2020, let’s be mindful of the troubled history of “the vote.”

 

The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum has prepared an evening of good fun and great food that will benefit the museum’s ongoing mission Saturday, Feb. 16. The family friendly event will feature a raffle with prizes for all ages.

Crab feasters will enjoy a generous portion of crab, pasta and garlic bread, salad, dessert and a no-host bar featuring pourings from 2TownsCider, Old Kan Brewing and Alameda Island Brewing Company.

 

Events and activities are abundant in Downtown Alameda, from the newer Downtown Strolls to the ever-popular annual street fairs. Go ahead and mark the calendar now for these fun happenings:

Downtown Whiskey Stroll, March 1
Ticket holders will stroll through the historic downtown district tasting premium small-batch whiskeys crafted by Northern California distilleries paired with locally prepared bites at ten unique pouring locations. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1!

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