‘Tis the season for us to take a little break, so The Alamedan will be signing off for the rest of the year and returning on January 2. But before we go, we’d like to thank every reader, commenter and contributor who supported us this year – and to let you know what we’ve been able to accomplish with your help and what we’re planning for 2013.
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We had a great time at The Alamedan's Election Party on Tuesday night at Blue Danube, and we've got the pictures to prove it. A few dozen people stopped by for a glass of wine and the returns, including the mayor, some members of Alameda's City Council, school board and hospital board and a bevy of local candidates. The Alameda Sun's Dennis Evanosky even stopped by early to help us decorate (thanks Dennis!) while The Alamedan's team and Patch's Analisa Harangozo cranked out the night's news.
1. W.W. Chipman and Gideon Aughinbaugh
2. 1853; the name means “grove of poplar trees” and was selected by popular vote.
3. William Knowland
4. 1973; amended in 1991 to require new homes be built on a minimum of 2,000 square feet of land each
5. Alameda is a charter city, which gives Alameda flexibility to determine its own form of government.
6. 14 years (She started in 1998.)
7. Four, three; A
9. St Joseph Notre Dame, Encinal High, Alameda High; English, history and civics
10. Katharine Graham, former publisher of The Washington Post
It was nearly a year ago that I realized how much Alameda needed an additional news outlet that could keep an eye the public officials that make decisions on our behalf. I was at an untelevised school board meeting in a conference room that was attended by three people – myself, the president of Alameda’s teachers union and Kurt Peterson.
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.
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