Editorial

 

The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) invites everyone in Alameda to Halloween on Webster Street!

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 7 p.m., families are invited to trick-or-treat at participating merchants on Webster Street. Keep an eye out for the sign in their front window and balloons in front of the business.

 

There are quite a few cool events happening downtown this fall. Spiritous beverages, art, film and trick-or-treating are all on the way to Downtown Alameda this season. 

It’s getting harder to distinguish between Election Day and Halloween

I was sitting on a bench outside my neighborhood bodega, relishing the warm afternoon sun. I grimaced as I read Sinclair Lewis’ newly topical 1935 novel, It Can’t Happen Here. I had just finished reading the chapter where the book’s charismatic, evil antagonist, demagogue Senator Buzz Windrip, wins the presidency by promising to make America safe and great again. He did it by guaranteeing each citizen a salary of $5,000 per year. ($90,000 in today’s money).

 

Vote ‘yes’ on Measure FF for parks

For only $1 a month we can keep Crown Beach maintained, the Crab Cove Visitors Center open year-round and much more. What a bargain!

If voters approve, measure FF will continue for 20 more years the East Bay Regional Park District’s current parcel tax of $12 a year for single-family parcels and $8.28 a year for each multifamily unit. The proposed project and commitment that Measure FF will pay for is spelled out. Measure FF not only helps park operations in Alameda, but other East Bay regional parks as well.

Thanks to everyone who celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show with the Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) this past Saturday (see story on page 1). DABA appreciates all the hard work of the committee, volunteers, sponsors, community partners and merchants who were the perfect hosts of this annual event. If you missed it, check out more photos at www.downtownalameda.com.

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