Correction! And a few notes
We here at The Island have been remiss in issuing a correction to one of our election posts. We said Dennis Hayashi won the race for Superior Court Office No. 9. Not true. Since no one got a majority of the vote for the bench seat, public interest lawyer Hayashi will face off with deputy DA Phil Daly, the next highest vote-getter, in November. The Island regrets the error.
And on the notes part: Blogger Lauren Do broke the news this morning that developer Palmtree Acquisition Corp. (aka Catellus, aka ProLogis) is negotiating with Target for a spot at the planned Alameda Landing development. People on both sides of the development debate opposed plans to put the Target at Alameda Towne Center, which would have forced would-be shoppers to drive all the way across town to get the the superstore. Now we just have to wait for the Landing to be built, which should happen by … well, let’s just say it’ll be a while.
Lauren’s also put up a post on Alamedans.com seeking your suggestions for dealing with our schools’ long-term funding problems.
John Knox White also has an interesting post today about a bill that could change the crappy deal the city has with the Navy for transfer of Alameda Point. That’s here.
And last but not least, Marc Albert had a great story about the recent cleanup tour some folks took out at Alameda Point. Apparently they were all herded on to a school bus and not allowed out to walk around sites some have had open access to for decades. Too dangerous, the tour’s leader, Patrick Brooks, told them. That’s here.
More to come on Measure H, by the way, when there’s more to come, probably later today.