Editorial

 

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.

While navigating today’s busy society, everyone is looking for tips and tricks to stay on top of their game, maintain their cognitive sharpness, biohack their mental capacity and age gracefully without losing their minds. I often get questions like: “What are some ways students can enhance their chances to pass a test?”, “How can employees keep their brains sharp throughout the day?” or “How might a retiree prevent crossing the precipice into mental decline?” Following are six ways I share to preserve people’s brain strength and endurance. 

As I watched my peers have dialogue with representatives from the Measure B campaign at the Alameda Climate Strike last Friday, March 15, I realized something. These young people saw through all of the arguments of the campaign and straight to the core: that this had little to do with saving parks and was truly about not wanting people different from us to disrupt our space or our sense of normal.

 

The Alameda All Faiths Coalition is an interfaith organization whose mission is to build greater communication and understanding among people of various faith traditions and to foster safety, inclusion and compassion for all Alamedans. 

In light of our stated mission, we strongly support the passage of Measure A, which will allow a highly respected non-profit in our community, the Alameda Point Collaborative, to continue with its plans to build the wellness center.

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