News Briefs

The City of Alameda has announced its Public Works Department will begin work on traffic signal upgrades along the Park Street corridor between Blanding and Encinal avenues starting Monday, May 21. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of August. 

 

Construction work will also begin on Monday, May 21, at Webster Street and Haight Avenue in an effort to improve pedestrian safety at that intersection. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July. Construction work hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The project includes installation of Wireless Solar, a LED rectangular rapid flashing beacon crosswalk system, push buttons, concrete and asphalt work, striping and signage.

Alameda Friendly Visitors, a companion program to Alameda Meals on Wheels, is in need of volunteers to spend one hour a week to visit someone in need of companionship. To learn more about the program and to sign up as a friendly visitor volunteer, contact Joyce Leighton at friendlyvisitors@sbcglobal.net or call 748-0342.

 

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) are co-hosting a series of public forums that kick off with a session on electric vehicles next Thursday, May 17. The public is invited to attend the free event to learn about electric vehicles on the market today, charging and range, cost, savings, rebates and incentives as well as environmental benefits.

 

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) will be hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. This farm-to-table experience will happen in the center of APC’s two-acre urban farm. Price of admission includes an organic and sustainable meal prepared with produce sourced directly from the farm. Drinks will be provided by partners at Spirits Alley.

APC is located at 2600 Barbers Point Road. Tickets cost $95 each at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3382568.

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