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Letter writer claims ‘Millennial’ editors have ruined paper


The Alameda Sun received this letter sent to the attention of E.J. Kos and Dennis Evanosky, Publishers.

Having appreciated your publication since its inception, contributing several letters of which you were considerate enough to print. Recently I have felt like a persona non grata. Perhaps this is due to my politically conservative bent. 

I would now venture another opinion: That you both are in your mid-60s, looking forward to retiring and have retained several younger folks to manage the day-to-day editorial responsibilities of the Alameda Sun.

Just why I should voice such an opinion is that I have noticed a definite turn to the left in the way news items are reported. This can be seen in the editorials accepted, letters to the editor and even those individuals noted as “contributors.” There appear to be no balancing conservative opinions. 

Of course, this is just one individual’s observation. Surely you will deny this! But then, what would that do to my “observation?” Certainly you would hope this is not a community-wide observation or opinion.

Your new, young editorial staff (most likely young Millennials) might even opine the writer to be delusional. Hmm! But of course, this is the “default” consideration of the left, is it not? 

Personally I hope I am wrong. The Alameda Sun is or has been an outstanding publication and community asset. Hopefully you have not become fearful of the apparent Bay Area Leftist cabal. 

Bruce Elerick

I arrived at 4 p.m. for the ceremony that would precede the viewing of the renovated Historic Alameda High School. Someone was speaking into a sound system that could be heard 20 feet away from the speaker. Unfortunately, I was 100 feet away and could hear nothing. 

Speaker after speaker got up and said something that few could hear. Those gathered in my area were enjoying the company of students they hadn’t seen in years. It was a mini reunion. 

I was greeted by many former students I didn’t recognize, but were fun to see again once they introduced themselves. I did know some and since we couldn’t hear what was coming from the podium we had a grand old time going over how things were in our lives. I even got invited to an upcoming reunion of some class of yesteryear. 

I think most of us thought we were going to go inside to see the renovated buiding, but no, just another speaker and another speaker we couldn’t hear. 

I finally decided I had had enough, so I slid into the main entrance and went down to see what had happened to the couneseling office where I worked for many years. Suprise! The office was gone.

A brand-new classroom was there in its place. The offices must be somewhere, but I was not interested in finding out where. So I went home. All in all, it was a let down.


Ashley Jones

Well, we’ve actually done it. In big silver letters, out where everybody can see it: “LOVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.”
Our conquerors will mock us, and we will deserve it.

Mike Fennelly