Editorial

 

Strolling through the downtown district reveals that Downtown Alameda is historic and hip. With its grandiose old buildings, its unique businesses and its vibrant community, the historic Park Street district is always worth a trip.

Prior to 1864, the Park Street area was home to just a few scattered farm houses. With improved railroad transportation came hubs of commerce. By 1905 more than 150 ornate commercial buildings lined the downtown streets. But, as time progressed, many of the older buildings were either replaced or converted into something else. 

Recently, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors made a shocking and shameful decision. Supervisors Wilma Chan, Richard Valle and Keith Carson should be held accountable for their reckless and absurd decision to effectively turn away more than $5 million from the Department of Homeland Security based on a vocal, but minuscule minority of misinformed members of the community. 

Join the West Alameda Business Association (WABA) for A Taste of West Alameda when locals are invited to enjoy endless samples of West Alameda’s variety of cuisines. Mix and mingle while tasting beer, wine and spirits from Alameda’s own Spirit’s Alley and beyond. 

 

City Council’s recent letter misleads Alamedans about the proposed facility for Alameda County’s homeless, next to Crab Cove. The site is within walking distance of Central Avenue and Webster Street, between Washington Park and Paden Elementary School, near San Francisco Bay. Please visit before voting. 

With a heated special election approaching on Tuesday, polarized proponents of their causes have flooded the public with newspaper opinion pieces, letters to editors, dueling “yes” and “no” arguments in voter ballot mailers, phone banking, door to door campaigning, lawn signs and more. In other words, a typical range of media.

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