Tag Archives: Mali Watkins

Our PINO mayor

Thus far, Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft has managed to avoid becoming the target of our local online insult comedians. The “progressive” bloggers and commenters have spent their time discovering new (or dredging up old) sins committed by Trish Spencer and … Continue reading

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Fund the police

There’s one lesson the Merry-Go-Round has learned about reviewing Council agendas since Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft became mayor:  Don’t overlook the items on the “consent calendar.” If you do, you might miss something important – like, say, a staff recommendation that … Continue reading

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The legacy of Mali Watkins

With two weeks left before the recommendations by the Police Reform and Racial Justice subcommittees are to be presented to City Council, the Merry-Go-Round wanted to circle back to where it all began:  the “Mali Watkins incident.”

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One for the road

If departing Councilman Jim Oddie and his re-elected colleague, Councilwoman Malia Vella, get their way, Mr. Oddie will be able to do one more favor for organized labor before he leaves office. The beneficiaries will be the construction trades unions … Continue reading

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Their first time

If either Gig Codiga or Amos White wins election to Council this November, he will have achieved a feat remarkable in recent Alameda political history:  Victory by a candidate who has never appeared on any Council ballot before and who … Continue reading

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So what are you doing for Labor Day?

Suppose you want to take a stroll down the crowded pedestrian path along the shoreline this Labor Day weekend without wearing a face covering. Or suppose you’d like to join the pick-up soccer game being played by unmasked athletes on … Continue reading

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Hail to the chiefs

Ever since we learned that Fire Chief Edmond Rodriguez had taken non-COVID-19 medical leave beginning on March 23, we’ve been waiting for the press release announcing that he has retired and the City is beginning the search for a new … Continue reading

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