News Briefs


A woman was killed and three other people injured Wednesday morning, April 18, in a four-car collision on Doolittle Drive near Langley Street in Oakland. The four victims were driving solo in four different vehicles. The coroner identified the dead woman as Kristle Jimenez of Alameda. First responders pronounced her dead at the scene. 

The Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., in the second-floor conference room. The meeting will discuss the current City Council decisions and what ACT feels is the outsized influence of public employee unions and developers on almost every aspect of city government. The meeting will explore the formation of an independent political action committee to support candidates in the November election. 


The Alameda Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Scholarship committee recently met to award scholarships to students from Alameda high schools for the annual RYLA program in the Santa Cruz mountains this summer.

Young men and women spend a week in a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities designed to enhance personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship.

Poetic Alamedans come celebrate, Wednesday, April 25, is the date.
At Books Inc., at 7 p.m.,

You’re invited to read 
a beloved poem!
So bring your Chaucer,
Angelou and Plath.
Read some Walt Whitman,
(the polymath),
Some Gluck, or Haas,
Dickinson or Brooks.
Share from your head,
Or read from books!
Silverstein, Bob Frost,Cathy Dana,
Amos White, Sappho, 
and Gene Kahana,
For ’tis our month,
It’s designated,
And why blessed words,
Were first created!


City Councilmember Frank Matarrese is reporting that the city has contracted with landscape architectural firm, Design Workshop (DW) to conduct a feasibility study for six East End paths that lead to the Oakland Estuary and to San Leandro Bay — three are on the east side of Fernside Boulevard between High Street and Thompson Avenue and three further south along East Shore Drive.