News Briefs


Next Thursday, Oct. 26, outstanding community volunteers, one nonprofit organization and representatives of Alameda’s business community will receive City of Alameda Community Service Awards during a reception and presentation ceremony at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave. 

The reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentation at 7 p.m.
A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Honora Murphy, for her more than 50 years of volunteer service.

Additional honorees include:


Some local residents were concerned this past weekend that a West-End landmark may have seen its last days. Construction began on a new project at the parking lot near Webster Street and Lincoln Avenue that once contained a Southern Pacific Railroad station. The small ticket booth received a reprieve from the wrecking ball when it was protected earlier this year (“Quick Action Saves West End Railroad Landmark,” Feb. 2). 


On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the West End Library at 788 Santa Clara Ave. will host an estate planning question-and-answer session with a local attorney from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The library will be open for the program only.

Attorney C.J. Kingsley will provide an overview and answer questions on estate-related topics.

These include:


Monday, Oct. 16

  • 7 p.m. Public Utilities Board. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

  • 7 p.m. City Council. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.  

Wednesday, Oct. 18

  • 5 p.m. Civil Service Board. Room 360, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. 



The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced this week that it will close the Webster Tube, entering Alameda, for washing operations. The Tube will be closed Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 16 through 18, from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Questions or information about the closures should be directed to Eroluis Oseguera, Caltrans, Tunnels and Tubes, at 286-3947.