News in Brief

Bikeway meeting tonight

The Public Works Department will host a meeting about the proposed bikeway along Shore Line and Westline drives. The meeting will be held 7 p.m., this evening, Thursday, Oct. 18, at Lum Elementary School, 1801 Sandcreek Way (at Otis Drive)

Public Works representatives will discuss modified striping on Shore Line and Westline drives; the bikeway installation; the reduction of travel lanes, as well as the installation of bicycle racks, bus shelters and crosswalks.

Documents concerning the project are available at www.cityofalamedaca. gov/City-Hall/Traffic-and- Transportation.

Residents unable to attend the meeting can submit written comments by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 to Gail Payne, Transportation Coordinator, City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square, Room 110, Alameda, CA 94501 or by email at gpayne@ ci.alameda.ca.us.

Kiwanis offers grants

Kiwanis of Alameda is offering grants to 501(c)(3) community organizations in Alameda. Kiwanis will award grants primarily to organizations that serve the Island City.

In addition, Kiwanis could award grants to support Alameda High School Key Club, Encinal High School Key Club, Kiwanis International Foundation, Kiwanis Cal- Nev-Ha District Foundation and any other organization the Alameda Kiwanis sponsors.

The grants must comply with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and must not jeopardize the tax-exempt status of the Alameda Kiwanis Foundation.

Grants are not available to political or profit-making organizations; grants are available to individuals only as scholarships.

Applications are available wwwalamedakiwanis. org. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 26.

Deadline approaching

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is next Monday, Oct. 22. Alameda County residents must be citizens, 18 years old and not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony to be eligible to register to vote.

Voter registration affidavits are available at the Registrar of Voters office, at the offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city clerks offices, public libraries and post offices. Completed affidavits must be delivered or mailed to the Registrar of Voters, 1225 Fallon St. Room G-1, Oakland, CA 94612. Affidavits must be postmarked by Oct. 22 to be valid for this election. Online applications are on the Secretary of State's website at http:// RegisterToVote.ca.gov.

Voters can call the Registrar of Voters office at 272-6973 or 267- 8683 or visit www.acgov.org/rov to check their voter-registration status. Last-minute registrations will be accepted at the registrar's Oakland office during a special "Midnight Madness'' drive from 5 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 22.

Harvest Fest on Tap

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) will host its third annual Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this Saturday Oct. 20. The event is both a traditional celebration of the harvest and an opportunity for APC residents to introduce newcomers to their community.

Guests will enjoy a light lunch featuring produce grown on "The Farm," as well as other homegrown treats.

Children will have the opportunity to visit the pumpkin patch to select pumpkins to carve with their parents. They can also enjoy carnival games and activities hosted by Live Oak Unitarian Church, as well as performances by the Bean Counters and an APC children's dance group.

"The Farm" was created by the Growing Youth Project in 2005 to give young people in the community an opportunity to develop leadership skills while helping their friends and neighbors live healthier lives. Today, it is a vibrant working farm that is home to the farm2market project, a paid on-the-job training program for formerly homeless individuals who live at APC.

The "farm2market" staff will be on-hand to provide tours at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

 

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