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.
At 8:17 a.m. on Feb. 25, I had my camera ready to document a frequent feature of my daily drive down Fruitvale Avenue to BART.
Residents, businesses, city staff and bicyclists will have their last say with the City Council on Feb. 24 for the future of Central Avenue’s design. Proponents claim it will make the street safer for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
My beautiful Tova would have turned 18 this November. She was my perpetually smiling, white, fluffy, 12-pound American Eskimo. She died in her sleep last September while I was away in Europe. I was not able to spend the week with her before she died and I was not able to say goodbye.