Poverty in the suburbs: The Alameda edition

Poverty in the suburbs: The Alameda edition

Michele Ellson


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Submitted by Mpomeroy on Sat, May 25, 2013

Where are those people and what is being done for them?

Submitted by wt? (not verified) on Thu, Sep 5, 2013

Could you have given anymore information? This is odd reporting, simplistic, and lacks investigation. We can all read a graph, but it's pretty much meaningless unless you examine the underlying causes. Duh.

Submitted by Michele Ellson on Thu, Sep 5, 2013

Hi wt,

I could examine the underlying causes, of course, but to do this story properly - and I have put a lot of energy into thinking about how to do this story properly - would require an enormous amount of time. This is really just a very small entry point into that conversation. To give you some perspective, reading the Alameda Point EIR for today's daily story probably took me 10-12 hours - not counting the many interruptions in between. Finding the time to put together a paper-intensive piece like last week's story on the dispute over Neptune Pointe took me about nine months, because even as I'm working on these bigger pieces I still need to get a story on the page every day.

Instead of engaging in anonymous sniping - which takes less effort that putting this graph together did - I'd love to have your help in putting together a story (or really, stories) that would give this issue the attention it deserves. If you'd like to help me make that happen, you can reach me at michele@thealamedan.org.