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Resident-Based Open Government Commission Diminished

City Council voted to transfer adjudication of Sunshine Ordinance disputes from the Open Government Commission to hearing officers selected by the City Attorney’s Office. Karin K. Jensen explains both sides of the debate and outlines the new process for dispute resolution.

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›› Karin K. Jensen,
February 23, 2024
City Council voted to transfer adjudication of Sunshine Ordinance disputes from the Open Government Commission to hearing officers selected by the City Attorney’s Office. Karin K. Jensen explains both sides of the debate and outlines the new process for dispute resolution.
›› Adam Gillitt,
February 22, 2024
Nine candidates have qualified for the ballot to replace Barbara Lee for U.S. House of Representatives District 12, including seven Democrats and two Republicans. Adam Gillitt reached out to the candidates to ask what sets them apart.
›› Jocelyn Wiener, CalMatters,
February 22, 2024
Proposition 1 is on California's March ballot with more treatment beds, permanent supportive housing, and resources for the chronically homeless. Jocelyn Weiner of CalMatters details the long road to reach this point.
›› Kelsey Goeres,
February 21, 2024
APD Lieutenant Erik Klaus spoke extensively at a community meeting about the challenges of policing Alameda Point sideshows, "We can’t just go in there and park in the middle of it... They’re complex. They’re hard to deal with.” Kelsey Goeres reports back from the meeting with details.
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›› Jeff Smith,
February 23, 2024
Jeff Smith's Math Puzzle for February 23, 2024 - Country estate builds picket fence to keep out mustelidae, polecats, stoats, ferrets and badgers.
›› Joyce Mercado,
February 20, 2024
Joyce Mercado explains the climate-friendly four R's, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. "These four R’s represent a hierarchy."
›› Gene Kahane,
February 20, 2024
Mynt Ortega answers five questions with Gene Kahane about life as a tattoo artist and recalls the winding road to following their dreams.
›› Post Staff Reporting,
February 19, 2024
The Rotary Club of Alameda is gearing up for two annual favorites. This year's tree planting will be in Leydecker Parks on February 24, and the annual charity fundraiser lobster dinner is at the Elks Lodge on March 15. RSVP soon!

Alameda Opinions

›› Post Staff Reporting,
February 23, 2024
In this week's Letters to the Editor, several Alamedans express strong support for Measure E, and the president of the League of Women Voters of Alameda discusses the future of ranked choice voting.
›› Brice,
February 22, 2024
Seagull and Goose explore their travel options in this installment of our weekly cartoon drawn by Alameda native, Brice.
›› Post Staff Reporting,
February 16, 2024
In this week's Letters to the Editor, readers weigh in on the Alameda Belt Line office fire, unauthorized car shows at Alameda Point, and the lack of voter guides.
›› Brice,
February 15, 2024
Seagull highlights a quintessential Alameda experience in this installment of our weekly cartoon drawn by Alameda native, Brice.

Alameda History

›› Steve Gorman,
February 22, 2024
Today's dive into Alameda history takes us back to Pell’s Oyster House, a bustling restaurant dating back to the 1880s in Denver, Colorado. Steve Gorman draws family connections across state lines—and right to the doorstep of 1125 Morton Street.
›› Steve Gorman,
February 15, 2024
Steve Gorman continues our exploration of 1125 Morton Street with a closer look at its residents, including the bittersweet story of George W. Pell III, orphaned at the age of twelve.
›› Steve Gorman,
February 8, 2024
Our exploration into 1125 Morton Street continues with a deep look at the former residents—and their paths to the beautiful Alameda home. Steve Gorman digs into conflicting reports to piece together the past.
›› Dennis Evanosky,
February 7, 2024
Alameda's now-bustling Park Street was once a dirt road that carried horses, wagons, and pedestrians across a slice of marsh. Historian Dennis Evanosky explores the origins of the quintessential Alameda street and invites you to join this month's tours—now including a virtual option.
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