Nothing Magical about Running a Newspaper

Mar 31,2016

Business owners, take note. There’s something magical going on in Alameda. It’s a place where you just send in a notice of your event and, for free, it appears 23,500 times in front of people all over town. Then it appears online, too.

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Corrections to Myths of Charter Schools

Mar 24,2016


I agree with one statement Patti Wilczek, the executive director of the charter management organization for NEA and ACLC) made in her op-ed piece (“Dispelling Charter School Myths,” March 17). There’s evidence of a new trend regarding charters. 

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Rentals — Retelling a Tale for the Ages

Mar 17,2016
I respectfully submit to you an interactive letter for consideration in your next edition. It’s multiple choice and there’s no wrong answer.
Once upon a time in
(a) Alameda
(b) Edwardian England
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Free-Market Rent Is Alameda Tradition

Mar 03,2016

Since the establishment of Alameda 154 years ago and through numerous real estate booms and busts, landlords and tenants have co-existed without city mandates regarding pricing. Yet the City Council is quickly making policies that will forever change this relationship.

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Council Must Plug Fixed-Term Loophole

Mar 03,2016
Around 1 a.m. at the Feb. 16 City Council meeting, Mayor Trish Spencer revealed that fixed-term leases can be used by landlords to avoid paying relocation costs. 
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Tenants Should Learn to Appreciate Landlords

Feb 25,2016


We have been landlords in Alameda since 2003 when my husband and I bought a multi-unit Victorian. He was in the construction business, and I was just starting a new career after being travel agent for 30 years. 

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