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Alameda Campaign Contributions – Letter to the Editor

Island voters need to know where campaign contributions are coming from. To the Editor: Whether you look at the local, state or national level, you’ll see…

Astra Article Interesting and Encouraging - Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I found Adam Gillitt’s article on Astra Corporation “Astra—Alameda’s Hometown Rocket Company” (September 16, 2022) very interesting and encouraging. Of course, Alameda…

Barack D. Obama Shaw for Mayor - Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Anything is possible and where there is a will, there is a way. Are we excited about what’s possible or does it…

Vote on Our Candidate Forum Questions

I announced our Alameda Post Candidate Forum for Mayor and City Council last month as part of our effort to help Alameda voters become more…

Around the Island

The City of Alameda supports state legislation that meets our shared priorities. In Alameda, your elected Mayor and City Councilmembers adopt policies and programs that…

Mayor Offers Suggestions for Relief

Alameda, like the rest of the state, is currently experiencing unusually high temperatures. Here are some useful tips from Governor Newsom’s California Volunteers Office to…

Vandalism at Monarch Butterfly Garden

To the Editor: On Friday evening, September 3, the Monarch Butterfly Garden in the Jean Sweeney Open Space Park was hit by someone who decided…

Bill Pai – Suspending Campaign

Candidate exits race after news of an arrest for domestic violence circulates on social media in a letter given exclusively first to the Alameda Post.…

Superintendent's Community Update

To the Editor: With the first two weeks of school behind us, we are excited about what we hope will be a year of positive…

Two Sides – Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: As I ramped up my City Council campaign, many told me that there are two “sides” in Alameda politics, and I needed…

Announcing Our 2022 Candidate Forum

Updated September 6, 4:15 p.m. — We have scheduled the date of our event for Saturday, October 15, and we will hold the event at…

When the Lights Go Out

Alameda City Attorney’s office enforces tenants’ rights. Ed and Bill are roommates and students who share an apartment on the West End. Their one-year lease…

Women’s Tennis Coach Needed

To the Editor: Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you had a wonderful, restful, and memorable summer. I am reaching out to the…

Take Care of Yourself

Mayor Ashcraft on new suicide hotline, Alameda’s CARE Team, drought tolerant plants at City Hall, and free at-home COVID tests. 988 is the new National…

Paul Beusterien for City Council – Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I’m Paul Beusterien (BYOO-STAR-ee-en) and this November I’m running for City Council to bring Even-Keeled Leadership to Alameda. Alameda has numerous challenges:…

Support Alameda Family Services - Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Alameda Family Services (AFS) has supported the emotional, psychological, and physical health of people in the city of Alameda and the East…

Think of Rhythmix – Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: When you think of Alameda, what comes to mind? Maybe the island’s many breweries and distilleries, maybe the many delicious eateries along…

My Last Faire Sausage

Or, the Aspiring Vegan. I can recall the exact day and time I decided to “explore” the idea of going vegan. It was in 2018,…

Housing Conundrum – Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We have a housing conundrum in Alameda. Since the 2008 housing crisis, California has not built enough houses to meet demand. As…

Advice for the Class of 2022

Excerpts from Mayor Ashcraft’s commencement address to Alameda High School’s Class of 2022. Congratulations to the Class of 2022! On June 9, I attended commencement…

What Does Pride Mean?

For over 20 years, Pride has been widely celebrated in the Bay Area during June each year. But the month-long celebration only began in 1999,…

Bad Romance

Alameda City Attorney’s Office is working to ensure tenants’ rights. Dakota has just moved into her new apartment. She’s come from another part of the…

Vote!

There is a California primary election June 7. If you’re a registered voter, you already had a ballot mailed to you by the Registry of…

Here’s What We Can Do

Alameda’s Mayor responds to the tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo with actions we can take. Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York – words can’t capture…

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