Editorial

I grew up in a small village in northeast France, where thick forests of pine trees, weeping willows, oaks and fragrant linden trees were everywhere. 

My grandparents moved there from Luxembourg, bought a small piece of land and built their family home. They started a large garden on the other half of the land they had bought, which was located on the other side of a small river running along the back side of the house. 

It may surprise Alamedans that, on June 2, the City Council intends to make a recommendation to city staff about drafting a charter amendment to potentially eliminate City Charter Article 26, otherwise known as Measure A, was enacted in 1973 in response to both the demolition of the city’s stock of historic houses at a rate of three per week and to the proposed construction of a massive development on Bay Farm Island. 

Dear Mayor Ashcraft:
I am writing this as a public open letter because I think you owe the public an explanation of your actions described below.

Enclosed is enough funding to keep me informed by the Alameda Sun for several years or until rising sea levels transform our island into a saltine marsh or shoal, whichever comes first. I am not a pessimist, but were I to spend a little more, could I get survivor benefits for my subscription? I would like to leave something for my children.

Additionally, I take my summers on the shores of Hoboken, N.J., can I get same day delivery there? 

At Medicare, we understand people may have concerns about going to a doctor’s office during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Like so many Americans, Medicare beneficiaries are rightly observing social distancing guidelines to protect themselves and others from possible infection. We also recognize that beneficiaries still need checkups, prescription refills or other care from their doctors.

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