The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides services to low-to-moderate income residents over 62 years old and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs 10-year maintenance-free’ smoke detectors as well as carbon monoxide detectors, ADA grab bars, handrails in hallways and on interior stairway and raised toilets.
AFD also provides nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks. If you are an Alameda resident call Ruth Ann Crawford at 337-2133 to see if you or your loved one qualifies.
In order to ensure access based on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the front lot of Alameda Municipal Power’s (AMP) Service Center at 2000 Grand St. will be closed to vehicle parking for repaving from Friday, July 22, through Saturday, July 23. During this time, electric vehicle charging stations and payment boxes located in the parking lot will also be inaccessible.
The service center will remain open and customers can use the sidewalk on Grand Street to reach the front entrance.
Brian Wu began his writing career early. As a fifth grader, he wrote a story he called “Wacky Olympics.” He later wrote “Body Wars,” a personification of the immune system and how human bodies fight disease.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) will continue to serve free breakfast and lunch to all children and young adults 18 years and younger during summer vacation. The district will serve breakfast through tomorrow from 8 to 9 a.m. at Alameda High School, 2201 Central Ave., and Ruby Bridges Elementary School, 351 Jack London Ave.
Breakfast will be served through Friday, Aug. 19, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Boys and Girls Club, 1900 Third St., and from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), 677 West Ranger Ave.
Can’t wait for the new Harry Potter script, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, to be released? Are you looking for new books to read? Join fellow fans to celebrate the script the day before it’s released and swap books with other teen readers.