Alameda Sun

Updated at 5:16 p.m. Thursday, October 30 in BOLD

With Election Day less than a week away – and formal campaign finance disclosure deadlines safely behind us – independent groups are unleashing tens of thousands of dollars to fund a mountain of last-minute mailers touting (or trashing) local candidates and ballot measures.

We’re opening this week’s (slightly late) Campaign Column with some exciting news: We’re partnering with the Alameda Sun on a pair of candidate debates in September.

Candidates for City Council and mayor will go head to head from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 18, while those running for the school board will meet from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20. Admission to these forums is free, and open to the public.

We’re racing to finalize locations for the forums but wanted to let you know right away that we’ve got all the candidates signed up for these dates and that the forums are happening. Stay tuned here for an update next week!

We've got big news today: We're proud to announce a partnership with the Alameda Sun. Starting this week, the Sun will be running stories from The Alamedan website in their print paper.

We believe the agreement represents a wonderful opportunity to further educate Alameda residents on local affairs and a critical one for us to blaze a trail toward the future of news. And we look forward to seeing this content-sharing arrangement grow in fresh and exciting ways as we make our way together across a wildly shifting media landscape.