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March 28, 2014

On a (Spring) Break

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

Next week starts Spring Break for Alameda Unified Schools, so I’ll see you all the week after next.



  1. Since Lauren isn’t posting I figure it is a free for all. The link above shows the top grocery stores in the country…maybe we can get one at the point. Safeway was #73 on the list and Walmart grocery’s was last…Trader Joes was 3rd. Costco was #4.

    Comment by Joe — March 29, 2014 @ 6:20 am

  2. In ten years I am sure the list will be different so I wait to weigh in.

    Comment by Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonAUSD) — March 29, 2014 @ 7:30 am

  3. Since AUSD is on spring break, the agenda for April 8 BOE meeting is already posted. Not all of the items have their supporting materials. One of the part of the Facilities Master Plan is a Demographic Study. This agenda item covers the presentation of the study.

    I am sure Lauren will be doing a more thorough analysis but here are some highlights:

    The population of Alameda is projected to increase from 75,000 in 2013 to 78,500 by 2018.

    The under 5 population is projected to increase by 180 to 4,200 by 2018.

    The age group 5-19 is also projected to remain flat at around 12,800.

    The 20-44 and 45-64 are projected to remain the same at approximately 25,400 and 22,500 respectively.

    Senior citizens are projected to experience the most significant growth from 10,000 to 13,500 in 2018.

    Comment by Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonAUSD) — March 29, 2014 @ 7:58 am

  4. #1 I was wrong, Safeway is actually 46 which is somewhat better. Mike says wait 10 years because the list will change, which it will, but they are planning now…and some of it they seem to be doing most of the planning behind closed doors.

    Comment by Joe — March 29, 2014 @ 8:32 am

  5. Senior citizens are projected to experience the most significant growth…

    That’s good news, I’ve been shrinking lately.

    Comment by Jack R — March 29, 2014 @ 9:55 am

  6. When do they consider you a senior citizen now…when you are 55 60., 65 or 70? Retirement age keeps going up. Jack you may be shrinking but I have been growing…I tried to fit into some of my old pants and couldn’t…time for the biggest looser…I need to loose like 15 lbs…joining Mariners Square gym today.

    Comment by Joe — March 29, 2014 @ 10:12 am

  7. I’m going on spring break, for those of you to old to understand this it means, I’ll be drunk for the next week, what about you Lauren. Never mind your to old.

    Comment by John P. — March 29, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

  8. I never drank during spring break only during school…I was at my parents house during spring break. I think spring break is a myth…how many college kids can really afford to go to Mexico or Florida for spring break…and who wants to be drunk the whole time?

    Comment by Joe — March 29, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

  9. Comment by vigi — March 30, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

  10. Pasta Pelican for spring break Thursday for wine tasting ought to be appropriate. John, Joe, Vigi, MI, too bad Denise dropped out but show up anyway, any et all who waste their time on this blog vent with a few glasses of wine and see the face behind the words.

    Comment by Jack R — March 30, 2014 @ 7:51 pm

  11. since Spring Break is in the school schedule and the tide of duplicitous private support for charters never ceases, here is a little homework reading:

    Comment by MI — March 31, 2014 @ 11:37 am

  12. Lauren should have an open form once a week…interesting stuff. I probably won’t make it to Pasta Pelican on Thursday Jake. Leland Yee was a surprise. Growth…ect are all interesting.

    Comment by Joe — March 31, 2014 @ 11:41 am

  13. PP knocked off their Thurs wine special…so forget it

    Comment by Jake — March 31, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

  14. It is sort of sad Pasta Pelican was half empty when we first started going there. Then the independent living retirement place opened and it got more busy and the prices started going up…and you needed reservations. They got rid of all their dinner specials. Now their wine specials. For awhile they had a new chef who served brussels sprouts and some other strange veggies with your dinner…he didn’t last or they changed the menu. The service has suffered. I left the veggies on my plate. It is to bad now they are loosing their regulars. When you loose your regulars…eventually the place may close. For the most part I still like them.

    Comment by Joe — April 1, 2014 @ 7:13 am

  15. Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.

    Comment by Jake — April 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

  16. I suggest that during the hiatus, readers spend some time on the Alameda Merry Go Round blog. Run by Robert Sullwold, it’s full of solid, fact-based work.

    Comment by dave — April 2, 2014 @ 11:24 am

  17. You mean this one isn’t?

    Comment by Jack R — April 2, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

  18. 16. You were a day late with your post.

    Comment by Tom Schweich — April 3, 2014 @ 7:15 am

  19. Splain, please.

    Comment by dave — April 3, 2014 @ 7:34 am

  20. The day before was ‘joke day’ for the afflicted.

    Comment by Jake — April 3, 2014 @ 9:23 am

  21. @18: Was this supposed to be amusing? Some misguided liberal’s antiquated version of libertarian public safety? Real libs believe in Private Safety. [“NRA Victory Dance After Yee Indictment”]
    Did you know Senator Yee had 17 bills pending in the State Legislature at the time of his arrest? None of them are mentioned in the indictment, which is really juicy reading.
    Who needs the Koch Brothers when you can finance your campaign with illegal arms trafficking & narcotics deals…

    Comment by vigi — April 3, 2014 @ 9:24 am

  22. That’s me driving the taxi, Mark. Hop in…

    Comment by Jack R. — April 3, 2014 @ 11:39 am

  23. Hey Jack can I call you when I need a ride after a hard night out.??

    Comment by John P. — April 3, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

  24. Nah, call Mark. He’ll cut you a better deal.

    Comment by Jack R. — April 3, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

  25. great Jack. I liked that a lot but in fact the reality of libertarian taxi is Uber which doesn’t ask $90 for $11 ride, but competes by end running the regulated market, skipping over bothersome details like meaningful insurance. Headlines today are that Airbnb will start paying hotel taxes. Boo-yah! I’ve never tried Uber and I’m not about to undercut hard working immigrant cabbie working under regulation by tapping under insured tech douche. Right this minute listening on radio to “Mr. Mega-Metaphor”, Thomas Freedman, talking about “Dos Capital”, where global economics (Flatworld) meets cyber-tech. He’s delirious with the unbridled potential. Asshole 2.0

    Comment by MI — April 3, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

  26. 25. if I’m at the end of the bar the best I can do is keep John company while we both walk home.

    Comment by MI — April 3, 2014 @ 8:41 pm

  27. Mark, ease up, you’ve got your radio on the wrong station. I’m not a fan of Flatworld Dos World economics. It’s bad enough the commies have failed at every attempt to make it happen but they had the wrong model. Silicon Valley has changed the world like no two bit despot could ever wet dream about. Civilization as we knew it is changing and with the changing comes sameness and it’s coming whether we like it or not. Even now at the relative beginning of sameness, leveling, flat…whatever you call it, the world and it’s cultures which a few short years ago were diverse and fascinatingly different at every border crossing have become nothing more than a new stamp on your passport. Walk down any street in almost any country and you’ll see everybody under twenty walking with their head pointed towards an electronic device with plugs stuck in their ears. ‘Unbridled potential’ bullshit.

    Comment by Jack R. — April 3, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

  28. I think you may be reading me through static too Jack. I like poking fun at libertarianism, but as usual I took the opportunity to expound on something tangential, in this case Freedman and tech culture. I can see that you mis-associated the comment as perhaps pointed at you. I will take any opportunity, or try to create one, to rail about guys like Freedman touting “unbridled potential” . We seem to be completely on the same page on this subject. What do you think of Six State ballot measure again proferred by some self centered tech turd, and gazillionaire Libertarian white dude. All the new “states” are named for regions of California except northern most and large “Jefferson” which lumps remote and provincial Modoc with Humbolt and Mendocino which could be their own Grassland. And our region called “Silicon Valley”. The Onion couldn’t top this.

    Comment by MI — April 5, 2014 @ 9:55 am

  29. You do put out a lot of static, Mark, so it’s not surprising some of your messages get garbled. “Unbridled Potential”, (forget Freedman) is what the new class of Alameda City leaders see in every undeveloped square foot of terra firma or even wiggly terra or mari usque ad mare right here in and around river city. So, once we get google firmly anchored on the Point we have the potential of becoming the seventh state. As far as the other six, who cares. I think we’re at a point, judging from what’s happening tectonically, where Cali is setting to shed the left coast, which, if it included Sacramento, would leave the state in far better shape.

    Alameda need not worry, google will convert it’s anchored autonomous transition hovercraft to buoy the island and keep it from sinking…plus this island’s hollow so wouldn’t sink anyway.

    Comment by Jack R. — April 5, 2014 @ 11:59 am

  30. Jack. Never argue on MY static, but I’m amused you apparently think all your opining is crystal clear and incisive.

    Comment by MI — April 7, 2014 @ 12:08 am

  31. The idea of “the State of Jefferson” has been around for a LONG time. I’ve done a lot of Backpacking in the Marble Mountains around Etna, Happy Camp and Seiad Valley and it is quite a different world along the Klamath.

    Comment by frank — April 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am

  32. Mark, at 12:08 AM everything I write would sound like static, all the rest of the time it’s just background noise.

    Comment by Jack R. — April 7, 2014 @ 9:26 am

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