Tag Archives: Neptune Point

What got into Jim?

It was, perhaps, no surprise that, at its last meeting of 2017, Council failed to approve a development agreement with Tim Lewis Communities for a project featuring 589 new housing units on the Encinal Terminals site. After all, approval would … Continue reading

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Crab Cove – the final chapter

For nearly 10 years, the East Bay Regional Park District has been seeking to acquire a 3.89-acre parcel located at Crab Cove in order to expand Crown Memorial State Beach. This Thursday, the Park District announced it finally would achieve … Continue reading

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Pay up, Uncle Sam!

As Irene Dieter reported Thursday in the Alameda Sun, a federal district court judge has upheld the U.S. government’s “taking” of McKay Avenue, the street that connects Central Avenue and the 3.899 acres of land located on the shoreline at … Continue reading

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Bonuses without benefits

Council got an earful Tuesday night about the alleged flaws in Alameda’s density bonus ordinance. Here’s one thing those on the dais didn’t hear:  The main problem with the density bonus ordinance is that . . . it doesn’t produce … 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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The record according to Gilmore

Protector of the Golf Complex. Fund-raiser for Alameda public parks. Advocate for open space. Who fits all of these descriptions? If you said, Bill Delaney, chair of the recreation and parks commission and president of the Alameda Friends of the … Continue reading

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Can the Vice Mayor still be trusted?

Wassup with Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft? The Russo/Gilmore administration and the Alameda firefighters’ union usually can count on Ms. Ashcraft as one of their most reliable supporters.  Indeed, a quick check of the minutes shows that, in her first … Continue reading

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