Monthly Archives: October 2016

Following the money

When Marie Gilmore unexpectedly lost her bid for re-election as Mayor in 2014, there were some who blamed organized labor for not providing her with the level of financial support necessary to ensure her victory. Well, no one’s going to … Continue reading

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Mail call

Pity the poor postal workers who’ve had to sort and deliver the plethora of political mailers to Alameda households this election season. But take heart, Alamedans.  You don’t have to read ’em all.  Today, the Merry-Go-Round offers a rule of … Continue reading

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Houses, houses everywhere!

A break today from politics, while we wait to see what the union- and developer-funded cabal mis-named “Alamedans United” does next to get its slate of candidates elected to local offices. In the meantime, we draw your attention to Richard … Continue reading

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Attack dogs on the loose!

The smear campaign has begun. First perpetrator:  “Alamedans United,” the group funded by out-of-town labor unions and real-estate developers and dedicated to electing a slate of pro-labor, pro-development candidates to local offices. First target:  Councilman Tony Daysog. First beneficiary:  The … Continue reading

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The selling of the UMA

There is something very troubling about the way in which the City, through its ballot arguments and mailers, is marketing the “Utility Modernization Act” to Alameda voters. For those of our readers familiar only with the rent-related items on the … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Auslanders

For those who suspect – nay, fear – that out-of-town special interests are throwing around a lot of cash this year in an effort to influence the outcome of elections in Alameda, the campaign disclosure statements filed last week provide … Continue reading

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