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Changing the name of Alamo

Original post made by Forest Warn, Alamo, on Oct 15, 2007

For Alamo neighbors considering changing the name of Alamo:

I am not aware of any statutory procedure for changing the name of an unincorporated community. In the case of Bay Point, I understand that the League of Women voters offered and the Board of Supervisors accepted the offer to informally conduct a community area election. Following the informal election, the results were presented to the Board of Supervisors for consideration of whether the name should be changed. As you may be aware, the League of Women Voters is a private organization. The election was not conducted pursuant to the California Elections Code, nor was it administered by the County Clerk. In any case, the League reported a result supporting the name change, and the Board after conducting an informal hearing adopted an order directing the name change and requested other governmental agencies (Post Office, State Division of Highways, etc.) to effect the name change. The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors may be able to provide you with copies of the involved Board Orders.

Clerk access: Ms. Jane Pennington,

Best wishes,

Forest "Fore" Warn

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Posted by Dan Christiansen
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 17, 2007 at 5:31 pm

The new name voted by a majority of neighbors responding is Diablo Vista CA 94507. The other names were Stone Valley, Monte Vista, and retaining Alamo as the name.

So what do you think?


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Posted by Daphne
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 18, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Dear Dan,

Before I moved to senior living, I so enjoyed Alamo as my home. My husband would say that Alamo did not fit the glorious view that we saw each morning from our upper Ridgewood home.

It is another world for us. In our new home in a senior facility, we cannot see our Diablo Vista and I do miss it so. In our electric cafe, we have learned to see the world through this screen but nothing beats that real Diablo Vista.

Whatever does occur in our beloved Alamo, make sure that our view of Mt. Diablo is the focus of your enjoyment of the community. It is now in your hands.


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Posted by Vince Kreigher
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 24, 2007 at 3:18 pm

CDSI Research Fellowship has agreed to collect opinions, comments and concerns about a name change for Alamo CA and confidentially summarize the results for media use. The proponents of the name change believe that the community leadership has created an at-odds relationship with the county, neighboring communities and Alamo neighborhoods and a change of name and leadership should be made.

What are your suggestions, concerns, opinions and comments? Send your COMMENTS to or post them below for public review, please.

Vince Kreigher
Member, CDSI Research Fellowship

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2007 at 4:51 pm

Too important not to answer:

"Hal, what other names are possible? I don't like Diablo Vista, Alamo and I be damned if we will label ourselves Monte Vista. Darren"

Your answer, Darren, is a sign at both ends of town that reads, "This space intentionally left blank." It beat Werner's idea of calling Alamo, West Fresno, now doesn't it!


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Posted by Vince Kreigher
a resident of another community
on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:53 am

Hello neighbors,

Wasn't Hal, as part of the Alamo Towne Fool, the one that suggested Brigadoon as the name for Alamo because much of the culture lives outside of reality in a fog. Didn't we agree that Alamo is actually Stepford and a culture of clones?

Why worry about a new name? I can see a time in the very near future that the Danville City Limits sign will be back-to-back with the Walnut Creek City Limits sign at Stone Valley Road.

Think about it!


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Posted by Oh, What the HAL
a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2007 at 3:55 pm

In my review of a fellow Dane today, Karl Adolph Verner, I concluded that Verner's Law, with a touch of Murphy's Law, applies to naming Alamo.

In California, we have all these left-over "j's" that never get pronounced much like Karl's Law describes. My thought was to start adding "j's" to words. Consider Al-Jah-mo, as an opposite of Verner's Law where we actually pronounce the "j". You are driving into town and there it is "Welcome to Aljamo" which our Spanish students will pronounce AL-HAM-mo.

We can look them in the eye, somewhat like saying, "Denny Crane" and "That's AL-JAH-MO, make a note!"

Karl would be proud, so smile,

Harald Paul Arthur Balle
aka Hjal Bjailey

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