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June 19, 2018

National Horror Story: #KeepFamiliesTogether

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:09 am

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June 18, 2018

National Horror Story: never forget

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:08 am

Except when we do.

What a terrific Father’s Day weekend that was, wasn’t it?

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June 15, 2018

Good better best Alameda today tomorrow, take 2

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:05 am

So it appears that I had some technical difficulties yesterday, probably something to do with an image I had attached to the post yesterday. Ah well, here’s the second try of this particular post.

It’s not too much of a surprise that ACT has decided to choose for its possible PAC the name: A Better Deal For Alameda. It’s as though they were deliberately attempting to tie themselves to the Democratic (big D) ideals which also took on the “A Better Deal” tagline to provide a contrast to the Republican Party’s current offering.

At least they had the good sense to emulate a real actual tagline as opposed to Stewart Chen who elected to go with “A Better Alameda for Tomorrow” which evokes the Stephen Colbert joke PAC of “Americans for a Better Tomorrow Tomorrow.”

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June 14, 2018

Good better best Alameda today tomorrow

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:04 am

Some weird technical difficulties today folks…

Will revisit tomorrow.

 

June 13, 2018

Everyone is special interest

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:03 am

File into the “yeah, who didn’t see this coming” file, Alameda Citizens Taskforce (ACT) is looking to form a special interest PAC to um (checks notes) counter other special interest PACs.

From various social media:

Discouraged about the direction Alameda’s City Council and Staff have taken: It will take a change to the City Council to fix it.

The Alameda Citizens Task Force is working as a facilitator to help get an independent PAC started to work for change in the city’s direction.

From ACT: As most of you know Alameda Citizen’s Task Force held a public meeting on April 25 to introduce the idea of forming a PAC to endorse and campaign for Mayoralty and Council candidates for the November Election. An exploratory committee was appointed at that meeting.

The committee will be presenting its recommendation at a public meeting to be held on June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Remax building at 2437 Santa Clara Ave (across from U.S. Bank). The recommendation will be to move forward in the exploration of a PAC with the process described below. The recommendation for a name is “A Better Deal For Alameda” The recommendation for a mission statement is as follows:

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June 12, 2018

National Horror Story: you guys…

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

Have these past few days felt like weeks? I mean it literally feels like the G8 summit was last month and then this:

June 11, 2018

Out of options

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

Now that school is out, we should totally talk about school related issues.  And of course, on deck, is the Lum Elementary situation.  It appears the District has been moving pretty quickly in getting information about the various options and holding community meetings around the topic.

Now, the District is seeking a policy decision from the School Board on what to do.

Here are clips of the relevant slides including two options: repair and replace, the cost, and how to fund the cost.

Spoiler: the only way to fund either option is to halt all other capital improvements at other schools from bond measure money.  I’m pretty sure that’s not going to fly with every other school community in Alameda.

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June 8, 2018

NIMBY kryptonite

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:08 am

Now this is an exciting project at Alameda Point — you know the place that NIMBYs in Alameda want to dump everything that they don’t want in their own neighborhoods to end up — it’s called the General Storehouse which will be a bunch of small rentable spaces for micro businesses, specifically food related businesses.  This is a project that even the most hardened of anti-development foes cannot resist.   From the East Bay Express:

In total, 300,000 square feet will be turned into a mixed-use space with the entire ground floor devoted to rentable kitchen space — enough for up to 40 different companies or entrepreneurs.

The bottom floor will be leased for food production and manufacturing, with features such as washable walls, commercial hoods, floor drains, dock loading, and space for a potential cafe or other retail business.

Sounds great right?

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June 7, 2018

National Horror Story: I just can’t

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:07 am

I just can’t with the sheet ignorance of history any more.

 

Seriously.

But can we really be surprised by the dismissing of ignorance nationally when locally we have folks who do the same on a much smaller, much less impactful scale.

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June 6, 2018

Oh hai

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

And post your other election related results here.

I had a thought, though, when I was filling out my ballot. I wonder how many progressives in Alameda ended up voting for the Republican on the ticket because they dislike Rob Bonta so greatly.

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