News Briefs

 

Some Alameda residents have expressed concern regarding a recycling crisis begun when China refused to receive American recyclables last year as a tactic in trade negotiations. Called interchangably the “National Sword” and “Blue Sky” initiatives, some residents have suggested these efforts have caused local garbage collectors to co-mingle landfill and recycling waste. Officials insist no changes have occurred with Alameda’s garbage or recycling service provided by Alameda County Industries (ACI).

 

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) APC will host two open houses this month to provide residents with a hands-on opportunity to learn exactly what the Center will provide, how the federal transfer process works and what APC is doing to address community concerns. Two open houses have already taken place.

Attendance is limited to 100 people per open house, and slots are filling up fast. Both tours take place at 10 a.m.

 

For those who want to put together beautiful rooms but don’t know where or how to begin, the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St., has an event scheduled on Sunday, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., to help.

Sherrill Baldwin Halbe and Rose K. Mark, co-authors of Interior Design for Small Dwellings will present a workshop on the steps necessary to design rooms so they reflect both aesthetic and functional needs.

Admission is free and no registration is necessary. 

 

Temple Israel of Alameda, 3183 Mecartney Road, is hosting an opportunity for voters to hear both sides of measures A and B. The TI Forum will take place this Sunday, March 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. To learn more see www.templeisrael.org or call 522-9355.

 

Over the weekend of March 5 and 6, teams of Alameda Police Department (APD) patrol sergeants and officers conducted operations in the Downtown Alameda and Webster Street business districts.  Officers issued 159 citations to drivers of double-parked vehicles, as well as to bicyclists and scooter riders and smokers violating city ordinances. APD also responded to calls for service on both Webster and Park streets that resulted two arrests: one for theft and the second for being drunk in public.

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