Editorial

 

Here we go again. Real estate interests have financed another dubious ballot measure. Last fall’s Measure K targeted renters. This time, these interests are targeting the elderly, sick and the homeless. Alameda Justice Alliance (AJA) calls on Alamedans to stand up for compassion and justice. 

 

I would like to respond to the article in the Alameda Magazine, published on Feb. 11, titled “Road Diet Rage” and written by Sarah Phelan that infers the Webster Street Business Association (WABA) is anti-bike and anti-safety. WABA absolutely encourages bicyclists in the Webster Street district and throughout West Alameda. We are certainly not raging. The author states, “Concerns about how to move people safely through an intersection that’s at the heart of the West Alameda business district” has delayed the project to be completely vetted for the best results. 

February and March provide an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of people who have had an impact on Alameda’s history and society.

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in February that helps us recall important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Women’s History Month in March highlights the contributions of women.

 

In 1887, a group of Alamedans who viewed electricity as an essential public service came together to create what would become the oldest public electric utility west of the Mississippi. Now, 132 years later, a new generation of Alamedans has come together to ensure that Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) meets the community’s evolving energy needs.

The West Alameda Business Association hosted another fantastic Lunar New Year event last Saturday. Featured performers from the Toi Shan Family Association. 

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