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.


Since “The Kevins,” Kevin Kearney and Kevin Kennedy, stepped out with the gravitas of their titles to make endorsements, (“‘The Kevins’ Offer Their Endorsements,” Oct. 11). I thought I’d share some insights provided me when first I landed on these shores. Knowing the “players” in Alameda not only entertains, but can help to interpret our local politics.


Bring out cookies, punch and party hats! It’s time to celebrate National Newspaper Week.

“Radio was supposed kill newspapers. It didn’t. Television was supposed to kill newspapers. It didn’t. Neither will the Internet. Newspapers won’t die,” writes Jaime Richards at eastbaytimes.com. 

National Newspaper Week

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.


When rapidly rising rental housing costs and unfair evictions boiled to the surface a couple of years ago, Jeff Cambra proposed that a committee of residents be created to address the issue and make recommendations that fairly represent all Alamedans. Bringing representatives from all sides of an issue to solve a community problem is good practice in community leadership.