Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Land

Nov 19,2015

From time to time in the newspaper we read a lament about rents and housing prices being increased, driving citizens out of their homes. Nothing new about this, it is established real estate practice.

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Collaborative Looks to Future of Point

May 14,2015

Alameda Point is at a significant cross-road, and so is the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC). APC was established in 1999 through a special federal homeless accommodation process.

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Ethical Behavior Wanted from City Council

May 07,2015

What will $11,800 buy you? This amount may have influenced new contracts with the city of Alameda. In this last general election only one elected official collected contributions from a Public Safety Employee Union. That individual was Councilman Jim Oddie. 

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City Must Stimulate Affordable Housing

May 07,2015

Rising rents, housing prices and evictions throughout Alameda and the Bay area illustrate Paul Foreman’s point (“Rethink affordable housing in Alameda,” March 26) that “we have a long way to go to meet the affordable housing goal” the State set in Alameda’s 2015-2023 housing element.

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Truth, Accountability in Alameda Government

Apr 24,2015

“The comedy of #Alameda elected officials downplaying great economic news because it undercuts austerity plans is very evident [at the April 16 Special City Council Meeting on the budget,]" the East Bay Citizen’s Steve Tavares, tweeted that evening.

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In Support of Alameda’s Neighborhood Schools

Feb 26,2015

We can make any school in Alameda good. Why not our local school?

I will be sending my second child through our neighborhood school: Will C. Wood Middle School because I believe in supporting my neighborhood school.

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Selection Process Saddens Candidate

Feb 19,2015

Although I congratulate Philip Hu in winning the school board seat, the first time since moving to this magnificent island on May 15, 2009, I felt embarrassed to be an Alamedan.

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