Editorial

 

Handcrafted small-batch whiskeys paired with yummy bites prepared by local chefs await guests as they stroll through Alameda’s historic district at the second annual Downtown Alameda Whiskey Stroll on Friday evening, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. 

 

Alameda is coming off an election with record-breaking voter turnout. However one may have voted, Alamedans are collectively an example of a community vibrant in its practice of the voting franchise. Alamedans can not only congratulate themselves but also find assurance in this show of civic engagement. It’s an engagement that must be sustained for the road ahead. In the lead up to 2020, let’s be mindful of the troubled history of “the vote.”

 

The USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum has prepared an evening of good fun and great food that will benefit the museum’s ongoing mission Saturday, Feb. 16. The family friendly event will feature a raffle with prizes for all ages.

Crab feasters will enjoy a generous portion of crab, pasta and garlic bread, salad, dessert and a no-host bar featuring pourings from 2TownsCider, Old Kan Brewing and Alameda Island Brewing Company.

 

Events and activities are abundant in Downtown Alameda, from the newer Downtown Strolls to the ever-popular annual street fairs. Go ahead and mark the calendar now for these fun happenings:

Downtown Whiskey Stroll, March 1
Ticket holders will stroll through the historic downtown district tasting premium small-batch whiskeys crafted by Northern California distilleries paired with locally prepared bites at ten unique pouring locations. Tickets go on sale Feb. 1!

‘Opportunity assets’ are not just about creating buildings

The city and its consultant recently released a report outlining what will be included in the new climate-action plan for Alameda. What it reveals, unfortunately, is their resistance to thinking big. The process for updating Alameda’s climate-action plan began as a promising effort for a comprehensive look at what it means to adapt our entire environment to climate change. It is winding up with a narrow focus on protecting local real estate, which the plan refers to as “vulnerable assets.” 

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