Letters to the Editor
Public Safety: A New Hope
Editor: I appreciated your reporting and editorial comments in today’s Sun (“Collisions Plague City” July 1. Vehicles exiting the High Street bridge travel through my neighborhood at high speeds all day every day. Your comments and reporting give me hope that APD is now focusing on this public safety crisis!
Editor: Midway Shelter for abused women and their children would like to thank those individuals and groups who contributed to the shelter during the month of June. A number of the listed donors contributed several times during this period. Two generous donors chose to remain anonymous.
The shelter would like to thank Gabrielle Dolphin & Alan Pryor, Supervisor Wilma Chan, Cathy & Richard Hagen, Cynthia & Craig Stewart and Lois Pryor. The shelter could not exist without donations from people like Richard Sherratt, Karen Kenney, Sharon & James Stehr, The Pipkin-McGrath family and Jordan Hagaman
Virginia Krutilek made a donation in June as die Dona & William Fuller, First Congregational Church, Donald & Joanne Lippi and Kaye Fitzsimmons, Tomorr Haximali helped the shelter with a donation. She was joined by Jay Dawson, Paula March, John Nolan, Kathleen Schumacher, Mary Buck and the First Congregational Church UCC,
Louis Rembrandt donated in June. Sandra & Lance Russum in memory of: John Linford, Leslie Bertrand, Balwant Grewel, Rosalind Griffiths, Lolla Manibusan, Ken Machado, Marvin Bridgeman, Tawny Kitaen, Jim Thelen, David Duckart, Richard Dalke, Mary Tarpley, Sara Reamer and Dr. Terry Pratt.
If you’d like to see your name listed with the July donors, send a check to Alameda Homeless Network P.O. Box 951, Alameda, CA 94501. To learn more, call 510-357-0205 ext. 206 or visit www.midwayshelter.org.
Approving big-box newspaper
Editor: The Alameda City Council awarding the next city contract for legal notices to the conglomerate-owned Alameda Journal instead of the locally owned Alameda Sun is the moral equivalent of approving a big box store to take the place of a mom-and-pop business serving the community and doing everything it can to stay afloat.
In better times, the Alameda Sun put its resources to work for our community in various ways, including helping form Project Tree in partnership with Alameda Backyard Growers. Thanks to Eric Kos and the Sun, there are 83 more trees in Alameda yards than there were before the start of the program in late 2016, including six fruit trees at the Alameda Boys and Girls Club. Community-minded, generous in resources and spirit, that is the Alameda Sun, its owners and its staff.
We’ve been encouraged to shop locally, and many of us do. In that same spirit a flood of Alameda Sun readers have stepped up to subscribe to the Sun, in spite of the fact that we used to be able to enjoy it gratis. The cost to support the Alameda Sun by running city legal notices, when broken down by number of occupied housing units in town amounts to about $1.40 per unit.
Meanwhile, a big thank You to Trish Herrera-Spencer and John Knox-White for voting to keep the Sun as Official Newspaper of the City of Alameda.