News Briefs

 

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the newly required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The program can also provide and install grab bars, handrails and raised toilets. Safety items including nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are also available. Alameda residents may call Maria Young at 337-2133 to qualify for the program.

 

The following monthly events geared for Alameda youth have been on hiatus in August. All programs have since resumed.

Storytimes: Mama Goose for 18 mos. to 3 years old, Saturdays, Main Library, 10 a.m.; Peter Rabbit for youth 2 to 5 years old, Wednesdays, West End Library, 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays, Main Library, 10 and 11 a.m.; School age for Kindergarten to third grade, Wednesdays, Main Library, 3:30 p.m.; and family storytime for all ages takes place Tuesdays, Bay Farm branch, 7 p.m.

 

This is an important time of the year for Alameda’s Jewish community. Temple Israel marks this Saturday with three events. They have a Torah study and “Art for All!” at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. Call 522-9355 to confirm the time for the Torah study. 

Then, at 8:30 p.m., in anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, there will be a reading of the penitential poems and prayer, the Selichot, followed by nosh and conversation. 

 

The Guinness Book of World Records’ “largest garbage collection event ever organized,” California Coastal Cleanup Day, has been set for this Saturday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to join the expected 60,000 statewide volunteers in helping remove waste from the shoreline at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. Volunteers will meet at the beach near Park Street and Shore Line Drive.

ALAMEDA POINT WATER SYSTEM DO-NOT-DRINK ADVISORY LIFTED BY STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD—DIVISION OF DRINKING WATER

Residents and businesses can now drink and cook with Alameda Point’s water. Water throughout Alameda Point’s drinking water distribution system has been deemed safe by the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water. This water once again matches EBMUD’s high quality water supply consistent with other areas outside of the Alameda Point water system.

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