Monthly Archives: November 2015

How not to write a law

When we read the stories about how, on November 7, the landlord at the 34-unit Bayview Apartments on Central Avenue had begun the process of clearing out tenants by serving 60-day “no-fault” notices to vacate, we wondered right away: Wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Trashing Trish

Still, a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest. Those lines, which our readers surely will recognize from Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer,” are getting to be the theme song of those on a mission to … Continue reading

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Bernie’s Law

So is the Alameda City Council ever going to enact a rent control ordinance? Well, after watching the video of the seven-and-a-half hour special meeting held last Wednesday, we confess that your guess is as good as ours (or anyone … Continue reading

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A gag rule for City boards

When we reported in last week’s column on the slap-down delivered by former Mayor Marie Gilmore to the Recreation and Parks Commission, we thought we were relating an item of merely historical interest.  After all, Mayor Gilmore had been voted … Continue reading

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