Editorial

 

I am concerned that the Alameda City Council’s recent proclamation recognizing May as Jewish American History Month is being used to conflate Jewish heritage with all things Israel.

Among other manifestations of support for the government of Israel, the proclamation features, as its most prominent paragraph, the full introduction to AB 2844. Originally known as the “Anti-BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions] Bill, AB 2844 called for blacklisting any entity that supported BDS from doing business with the state of California. 

 

On May 23, speakers handed out a lot of kudos at the Site A groundbreaking ceremony for the first new neighborhood at Alameda Point. One individual was not mentioned but certainly deserves much of the credit: John Russo. 

The city manager from 2011 to 2015, Russo paved the way for the city itself to develop the base using a parcel-by-parcel development approach.

Every child deserves to grow and thrive and to achieve their full potential. Early education and childcare are critical for our children to get off to a strong start and an early start in life.

 

Alameda voters are deciding how to fill out their ballots. Some will do it in the comfort and privacy of their homes, others will take the traditional trip to the polls next Tuesday. Little remains of the traditional way of primary voting, however. 

Love Our Island Art Walk comes back to Downtown Alameda for a fun-filled evening during the next 2nd Friday ArtWalk. On Friday, June 8, 6 to 9 p.m., Rhythmix Cultural Works and the Downtown Alameda Business Association will present three hours of art and music along Park Street for the third installation of the creative art event. 

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