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Construction work will also begin on Monday, May 21, at Webster Street and Haight Avenue in an effort to improve pedestrian safety at that intersection. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July. Construction work hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The project includes installation of Wireless Solar, a LED rectangular rapid flashing beacon crosswalk system, push buttons, concrete and asphalt work, striping and signage.

Alameda Friendly Visitors, a companion program to Alameda Meals on Wheels, is in need of volunteers to spend one hour a week to visit someone in need of companionship. To learn more about the program and to sign up as a friendly visitor volunteer, contact Joyce Leighton at friendlyvisitors@sbcglobal.net or call 748-0342.

 

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) are co-hosting a series of public forums that kick off with a session on electric vehicles next Thursday, May 17. The public is invited to attend the free event to learn about electric vehicles on the market today, charging and range, cost, savings, rebates and incentives as well as environmental benefits.

 

Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) will be hosting its annual fundraiser on Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. This farm-to-table experience will happen in the center of APC’s two-acre urban farm. Price of admission includes an organic and sustainable meal prepared with produce sourced directly from the farm. Drinks will be provided by partners at Spirits Alley.

APC is located at 2600 Barbers Point Road. Tickets cost $95 each at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3382568.

 

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. 

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