Alameda News

Dennis Evanosky

Edward Jones recently lost an arbitration case against an Alameda financial advisor. The St. Louis, Mo.-based brokerage firm fired Cliff Wingyin Shum in 2013, alleging that Shum provided incorrect information to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), the organization that regulates brokerage firms and exchange markets.

Two arrests and a severe injury marred the city of Alameda’s special council meeting considering additional tenant protections last Wednesday, Nov. 4, at City Hall.

The chaos began less than 30 minutes into the meeting that was supposed to provide a blueprint on how the city would temporarily resolve the rising rent issue in Alameda. Members of the renters’ advocacy group, Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC), and other tenant advocacy groups from around the Bay Area, bombarded the hallways leading to the council chambers where the meeting was taking place.

The following Veterans Day reflections were written by Alamedan lrv Hamilton, on Nov. 03, 2003. He deeply believed and was most patriotic when it came to his thoughts about our soldiers and the great services they have provided to our country. He passed away last Memorial Day. 

The Quiet Heroes

President of Ireland receives Alameda artist’s memorial tribute

John Frankel got hundreds of calls to duty as a Berkeley firefighter over his 30-year career. This time, the retired first responder, an Alamedan for 58 years, was tapped for his talents with paints and brushes instead of water, hoses, axes and EMT skills.

A memorial for former City Councilwoman Barbara Kerr will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at Pasta Pelican, 2455 Mariner Square Drive. Kerr passed away on Sept. 19. 

Her family is requesting an RSVP for planning purposes at or by calling Dorothy Freeman at 748-9998. 

An RSVP is not required to attend. 

If you would also like to speak about Kerr at the service please indicate that in the email or let Freeman know by phone.