It was with a deep sense of relief that I read about the impending ordinance slated to descend on freedom of choice in Alameda. If the plan does nothing to stop young ruffians and rebels from smoking strawberry-flavored Marlboros and cherry-flavored Camels, it will, at a minimum, require retailers to get another license.
A teenage client of mine began her session by telling me that her week had been sad because a girlfriend of hers asked to take a break from their friendship. She told me they had a disagreement a few days earlier. She was surprised when the friend shared her thought. She was dwelling on the feelings of loss and grief.
Downtown Alameda is ever-changing when it comes to dining, learning, playing, relaxing or working. New possibilities are created each month as new business owners bring their visions to Alameda and the downtown district.
The Downtown Alameda Business Association welcomes the newest businesses to the district:
I want to thank you for excellent journalistic ethics in general and specifically for publishing Amos White’s commentary (“Remove Oddie, Release Tapes,” Nov. 8) on our duty as citizens to respond to the City Charter crisis we face. We should not turn a blind eye on Councilmember Jim Oddie and Vice Mayor Malia Vella attempting to influence the selection of the Fire Chief last year.