Editor’s Note: Welcome to The Alamedan!

Editor’s Note: Welcome to The Alamedan!

Michele Ellson

Welcome to The Alamedan, your daily journal of civic affairs and Alameda culture. This is a place where you will find breaking news and analysis of major local issues, dispatches on our people and our culture, event listings, data and more.

Our goals are to provide you the information you need to engage in civic affairs and Island living, and to provide a faithful mirror on our community, its issues and personalities. We also want to engage you in the conversation about our community life, because we know that news is never black and white.

From us, you can expect regular reporting on City Hall, your schools, and other major civic institutions, including Alameda Municipal Power and Alameda Hospital. We’ll work to keep your leaders honest with a regular Fact Check series and keep you posted on efforts to redevelop Alameda Point.

We’ll also keep you apprised of local development efforts and trends in business, real estate, transportation and other things that affect you. And we’ll shine a spotlight on all the different aspects that make up our collective Island culture.

While here, you can read our posts or sign up to subscribe for our daily e-mail. You can also register and comment on our stories and blogs or peruse our new data page. If you’ve got events to post, we’re happy to sign you up to place them in our event calendar. And if you’ve got more than just a comment to offer on any local issue, feel free to send us your opinion piece.

If you’ve got suggestions, story ideas or comments on the site itself, you can forward those to me at michele@thealamedan.org. And if you value this service, please considering contributing to keep it going. We’ll rely on contributions from readers like you to keep the news alive (and thanks to our supporters so far).

Thank you for your interest, participation and support. We are truly honored to provide you this service and look forward to the journey ahead.



Submitted by barbara kahn on Wed, May 30, 2012

congratulations a breath of fresh air This will help to preserve what is good in Alameda and make it better