politics

The recent attack on Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) (“Alameda Politics: Not What is Seems” Aug. 23), is a prime example of the very worst kind of politics that the writer purports to detest. Instead of engaging in a conversation to publicly debate the issues, the writer makes false claims with the intention of damaging ACT’s reputation.

 

The Alameda Sun will publish its election edition on Thursday, Nov. 3. The edition will include information about all candidates and issues that will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 8, ballot. 

The Sun welcomes letters and pieces in favor of candidates, but will not publish them until Nov. 3. The Sun will not run letters 
opposing candidates and will not run any letters that disparage candidates. The Sun will also not publish boiler-plate letters. These are letters that come from different writers but say essentially the same thing.  

 

Next Tuesday, June 7, California voters will decide how their delegates are pledged at both the Democratic and Republican conventions. The media and the candidates themselves are sharpening the voters’ focus on these important outcomes. 

 

Vice-Mayor Frank Matarrese will hold office hours at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, in the dining area of the Hawthorne Suites 1628 Webster St.

Alamedan Sandre Swanson, former Assembly member and candidate for the State Senate will also speak.

Call 759-9290, email f.j.matarrese@gmail.com or visit http://councilman matarrese.blogspot.com for details.

 

Councilmember Tony Daysog will hold his regular office hours on Thursday, May 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Blue Danube Café, 1333 Park St. He will answer questions and offer comments on city issues. He will also be at the Farmer’s Market at Webster Street and Haight Avenue the following Saturday, May, 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. To learn more, call 747-4726 or email tdaysog@alamedaca.gov

 

A powerful political action group (PAC) has decided to invest in Alameda’s future. The Golden State Leadership Fund with its Southern California address has poured tens of thousands of dollars into the races for a seat on the Alameda City Council, allowing incumbent Stewart Chen to outspend his rival, Frank Matarrese.

A slick mailer with a more local origin allows Chen and his fellow city council candidate, Jim Oddie, to share in the out-of-town bounty.

Girls Inc. Announces Scholarship Winners
Alameda High School (AHS) junior Luna Cristales recently received a $5,000 Girls Inc. national college scholarship. National scholars are outstanding young women selected for exemplifying the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. This year, the Girls Inc. national organization awarded 28 high school girls scholarships for educational expenses at any accredited college or university. Cristales is the seventh national scholar at Girls Inc. of the Island City.

The scandal involving California State Senator Leland Yee last week also involves an Alameda resident. Hon Kueng So of Alameda was charged with conspiracy to receive and transport stolen property, according to the 137-page FBI affidavit in connection with Yee’s March 24 arrest. So is accused of allegedly purchasing “purportedly stolen liquor from an FBI” undercover agent.