Tag Archives: Harbor Bay

About those referrals

Perhaps by now you’ve seen the billboards sprouting up all over town. Want to improve traffic conditions on Bay Farm Island?  BETTER CALL JIM. Want to preserve the wetlands at Alameda Point?  BETTER CALL JIM. Want to protect the jobs … Continue reading

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The not-so-artful dodgers

Anyone wanting to know what the incumbents running for reelection thought about three controversial issues important to Alamedans came away disappointed from Thursday’s candidate forum sponsored by the Alameda Sun and The Alamedan.  Indeed, a viewer or listener concerned about … Continue reading

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Crystal Ball Peers into City’s Future

(An edited version of this article was published in the Alameda Sun December 26, 2013). In keeping with the time-honored tradition of political columnists, the Merry-Go-Round presents its predictions for the coming year in Alameda politics.

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Frank-ly speaking

At a time when almost everyone with a seat on the dais in City Council chambers seems to be reading off the same set of talking points, it’s heartening to see that one veteran former Councilman is willing to buck … Continue reading

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Certificate of service

At tonight’s Council meeting, Mayor Gilmore will hand out certificates to 11 Alameda citizens thanking them for their service on various City boards and commissions.  One of the recipients is my wife, Jane Sullwold, the outgoing chair of the Alameda … Continue reading

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He’s baaaaack!

Those of us who fought to keep the Mif Albright par-three golf course out of the clutches of developer Ron Cowan were intrigued to learn of Cowan’s recently announced plan to build 80 luxury homes on the site of the … Continue reading

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