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Urgent care needed

Those Alamedans who were hoping to find out when Alameda Hospital would begin accepting their health insurance again left Tuesday’s meeting of the Alameda Health Care District Board acutely – to use a medical term – disappointed.

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Bern-out

Editor’s Note: We intended to write today about Governor Brown’s “trailer bill” for “streamlining affordable housing approvals,” but the text of the bill keeps changing, so we’ve decided to wait for the final version, which is expected this week.   In … Continue reading

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With a friend like this . . . (plus, What’s Jim up to?)

Frank Matarrese didn’t run for Council as part of a team with mayoral candidate Trish Spencer, but you couldn’t blame Spencer supporters for voting for Mr. Matarrese in the belief that he would work hand-in-hand with Ms. Spencer if both … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to fire station no. 3?

You recall, don’t you, how, by approving Measure C, Alameda voters endorsed spending $4.5 million to build a new emergency operations center and a new state-of-the-art fire station no. 3? Oh, that’s right.  Measure C failed. Then you must recall … Continue reading

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Mr. Kennedy Goes to Council

Every time City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy makes his annual appearance before City Council to discuss the City’s financial condition, one can’t help but think of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”  Senator Jefferson Smith spends hours trying to get the legislators … Continue reading

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Thank you, AMP

The next time you send in your check to Alameda Municipal Power, be sure to enclose a thank-you note on behalf of the City of Alameda.

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The firefighters’ BFF

What city official has done the most for the financial interests of Alameda firefighters during his or her tenure in office? If you said Marie Gilmore, or Lena Tam, or Rob Bonta – or even Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft or Stewart … Continue reading

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