Monthly Archives: October 2013

A “Stern Law” for Alameda?

At the end of the League of Women Voters public forum on campaign finance reform last Thursday, moderator Joe VanWinkle asked the four panelists what kind of law they would recommend for a city like Alameda.  All of them suggested … Continue reading

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The facts about Alameda campaign finance

Discussions about the influence of money on politics usually focus on the national scene.  MSNBC viewers undoubtedly have heard Rachel or Lawrence denounce the Citizens United case for allegedly enabling corporations – unions are never mentioned, though the ruling applies … Continue reading

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Cowan’s last stand

Why did Ron Cowan’s scheme to demolish the Mif Albright par-3 golf course and turn the site into a housing development fail? If you ask any veteran of the golf wars, you’ll get the same answer: Because the homeowners at … Continue reading

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A bucket list for Alameda Point

You’ve all heard of a “bucket list.” Popularized by a movie of the same name starring the world’s two greatest actors, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, it’s a list you’re supposed to make of the things you want to accomplish … Continue reading

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We’ve come a long way, baby

Close your eyes and imagine, if you will, a village: Populated by young adults, with no cars and no kids, living in multi-story apartment buildings; Filled with “destination retail” stores catering to sophisticated consumers, together with a few shops satisfying … Continue reading

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