Tag Archives: Renewed Hope

Pat-ricide

The candidate had been praised by one long-time co-worker for her “steadfast commitment to equality, justice and fairness,” and extolled by another as “hard-working” with a “real attention to detail.” She had been endorsed by both business – the owner … Continue reading

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Busting the cap

The Merry-Go-Round has read the “specific plan” for the Main Street Neighborhood that the Planning Board will be asked Monday to recommend to Council, and, having rescued our crystal ball from the dustbin to which it was consigned after forecasting … Continue reading

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Survey says . . .

A couple of weeks ago, a polling firm hired by the City presented Council with the results of a telephone survey of 600 Alamedans likely to vote in this November’s election. The primary purpose of the survey was to gauge … Continue reading

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Still want the job, Ms. Keimach?

The Merry-Go-Round welcomes Jill Keimach, who begins her four-year, $245,000 per year term as Alameda City Manager on Monday. We’re sure staff already has given Ms. Keimach much of the key information she needs, like the private phone number of … 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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RRAC ’em up

It will be two years ago next week that Council heard the story of an elderly couple who had moved out of the Benton Street apartment where they had lived for 17 years after their rent was raised by 67 per … Continue reading

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How to beat Gilmore for Mayor

It looks like Mayor Marie Gilmore may be running for re-election unopposed. That’s not surprising.  After all, Ms. Gilmore is the incumbent.  She looks good riding on top of a stagecoach in the Fourth of July parade.  And, most importantly, … Continue reading

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