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It’s for sale, the American dream: The other day I got into a, not a fight really, but a Twitter disagreement with a local realtor.  The realtor suggested in response to an article about a San Franciscan making $160K who said that he couldn’t afford to purchase a home that he should simply move in order to find affordability.  Als...
A messy business: Last night the big Alameda news was the possible closure of Lum Elementary school. However, not for the reasons that one would normally think.  After all Lum is one of the larger schools in Alameda.  Lum chugs along sort of minding its own business, never really causing any issues for the Distric...
Everyone actually belongs here: It’s been fairly easy to rag on the whole “Everyone Belongs Here” tagline. I mean, who wouldn’t want to sign on to such an inclusive sentiment. But it’s one of those things that people support in theory, but when it comes to some active steps that may affect people’s perceived quality of live, “e...
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Lum School Shaker Shocker: Map of soil sample sites at Lum School. Late yesterday, the Alameda Unified School District announced that Lum Elementary school is probably not safe in an earthquake and will probably close after the current school year concludes. A structural engineer conducting tests in advance of the constru...
Alameda Municipal Power Rates to Increase Again: Alameda Municipal Power rates will go up in July. (Alameda Municipal Power office – File Photo) The Public Utilities Board has approved a rate increase for Alameda Municipal Power, with new electric rates taking effect in July. The board approved the new rates at its April 17th meeting. On avera...
Alameda Point Development Plan Delayed: Planning for Alameda Point redevelopment has been delayed. (Artists Rendering of proposed building.) The City of Alameda issued a press release this afternoon to announce that the redevelopment of the first major parcel of land at Alameda Point will be delayed. According to the announcement, “Al...
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Alameda in History: The South Pacific Coast Railroad’s lost ferries:   Last month we met Charles Minturn and A. A. Cohen and leaned the roles their ferry boats played in our history. In this month’s story, we’ll ride the South Pacific Coast Railroad’s ferry boats — Newark, Garden City, Bay City and Encinal. We’ll also learn the interesting fates of two of ...
Running in the 'Meda: Big-league mishaps: I don't often write about the top levels of competitive running, since most of us are so far removed from it. It seems like something from another planet. But this past week in Beijing, the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships have been going on. Many top track...
Council considers trio of development issues:   Alameda's City Council returns from a one-month break next Tuesday to consider a trio of development issues. The council will consider appeals of the Planning Board's approval of a 100-room hotel on Harbor Bay Parkway and also, final approvals for a 52-unit residential complex that will replac...
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Alameda Firefighters Say $43/hr is “Working Families” Wages: Then Mayor Elect Marie Gilmore with Alameda firefighters union president Jeff DelBono on election night, 2010, at Otaez restaurant. In an astounding display of elitism, and with great insult to the nationwide movement to institute a $15/hour minimum wage, Alameda firefighters union president and...
Alameda No on Measure B1 Mailer: Corporate out-of-town landlords, business parks, big box stores pay a lower tax rate with Measure B1 than residents and small business owners. This is the mailer that many Alameda residents received in their mailboxes on Friday, October 21. The school revenue lost due to the removal of the flat ...

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