Monthly Archives: November 2014

Give thanks, Ms. Spencer

The Merry-Go-Round hopes that Mayor-elect Trish Spencer saved something – say, a turkey gizzard – for Ron Cowan from her Thanksgiving dinner.  And maybe a soupçon of cranberry relish for Tim Lewis, too. Were it not for the two developers … Continue reading

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Time to hit the reset button?

Last Tuesday’s Council meeting was billed as a test of the defeated incumbents’ willingness to give themselves a last hurrah for their “vision” of Alameda Point before Mayor Marie Gilmore, Councilwoman Lena Tam, and Councilman Stewart Chen, D.C. leave office.  … Continue reading

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Election 2014: Big bucks and brickbats

Now that the election is – finally – over, it’s time for the punditry to begin. If you’re looking for pronunciamentos, you won’t find them at the Merry-Go-Round.  For true profundity you’ll need to seek out the published insights of … Continue reading

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It’s all over now — isn’t it?

Shortly after the Alameda County Registrar of Voters announced the latest vote count in the Alameda Mayoral race last night, five bells rang on the Merry-Go-Round’s wire service machine, and the following story appeared:

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Why this election matters

So you don’t think the election this Tuesday for Mayor and Council will matter much to the daily lives of Alamedans? Think again. In fact, within less than a year, Council will be making decisions about waterfront development, Alameda Point, … Continue reading

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