I gather up a lot of tidbits over the course of reporting this blog for you, dear readers. So when I’ve gathered up enough little nuggets o’ gold to fill an entire post, you get Errata. Without further ado:
*Alameda High superteacher and local education issues expert Rob Siltanen is claiming his own spot in the local blogosphere with a new schools blog, School 94501/94502. You can access it on Alamedans.com or here. He plans to post his take on education issues weekly. This week’s posts cover Saturday’s parcel tax rally and the kickoff of the parcel tax campaign.
*Alameda photographer Ben Peoples (and cupcake fanatic) is assembling a project on the history and architecture of the former Alameda Naval Air Station. If you’re interested in checking out what he’s got so far, click here.
*Want the city to mail you council agendas? That’ll cost you $25 a year. The city won’t email them either, though to be fair, they are available online for free.
*Look for a little less news in the Journal with the departure of Alan Lopez, one of many reporters and editors who took a buyout from local news megalopoly Bay Area News Group. Good thing blogger Eve Pearlman is on the scene to help shore things up.
*Feeling guilty about all the junk you’ve dumped in landfills over the course of your life? Well, let’s greenwash that guilt away. Alameda Power & Telecom has inked a deal to bring us power generated from methane gas seeping out of a Pittsburg garbage dump. Sounds like it’s easier said than done though, according to this city report on the company’s request for a price increase. I guess they’ve got other, similar contracts already in place. Hopefully AP&T will still be in business when this comes through.
And don’t forget to check out our running feature, This Week in Parcel Tax, where we’ve got a brief update on Tuesday’s campaign kickoff.