Monthly Archives: June 2007

Survey Says!

In January/February, the city’s Development Services department conducted a Phone Survey of Alamedans in advance of the Economic Development Strategic Plan Update that the Economic Development Commission (EDC) is working on. There’s lots of interesting information included in it, including…

Alameda in their Sights!

I don’t want to brag about “scooping” people, because I understand that presenting information without reporting and context is really not that impressive, and so I won’t. (it’s non-scoop, scoop).   Target is no longer on the table for Alameda…

Every Breath You Take

So I’m really tired of writing about Measure A, because honestly, it’s not all that I think about, it’s not even a lot of what I spend my time thinking about. Perhaps it’s something that ties into things that I…

Forever in Blue Jeans

Ok, so there’s absolutely no connection between the title of this post and what follows, but having had a Neil Diamond theme running through my titles all week, I felt this song couldn’t be left out and therefore just bit…

Song Sung Blue

Ok, so it wasn’t an epiphany, but finally last tonight, my understanding of all these “Anti-Measure A” people was made clear. Over the past few months, it seems that almost everyone under the sun has been declared “Anti-Measure A” (AMA…

Hello Again

“Hello again, hello Just called to say hello I couldn’t sleep at all tonight And i know it’s late But I couldn’t wait Hello, my friend, hello…” Measure A is the single most important thing to happen in Alameda. Or…

I’ve been this way before

“I’ve seen the light And I’ve seen the flame And I’ve been this way before And ‘m sure to be this way again; For I’ve been refused And I’ve been regained…” On Tuesday night, the city council will be discussing…

Tell it to the man!

While Alice Cooper didn’t get it exactly right, the school has not been blown to pieces, most kids in Alameda are starting summer vacation. AUSD kids end up with an extra week of summer break this year, some sort of…

All hail the heros of Alameda

Alameda, like most of the world, is a place where oral history often triumphs over recorded history. The on-going Measure A discussion is a prime example. The names of the successful council candidates from 1973, who ran on a throw-the-bums-out,…