News Briefs

 

The Knights of Columbus is holding an e-waste fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 5, in the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. There are no drop-off fees and donors can arrange pickups prior to the event by calling Guido at 415-806-9176. 

The Knights are also interested in contacting companies that have e-waste that the Knights can convert to cash for charity. The Knights use the money raised to help those with special needs. 

 

Eleven talented wildlife photographers will present their works in the Stafford Meeting Rooms at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., starting this Sunday, Feb. 28. Their works include vivid photographs of wildlife, all taken in Alameda.

Organized the Friends of Alameda Wildlife the exhibition offers an opportunity to learn about species that called the Island City home. These include harbor seals, least terns, snowy plovers and brown pelicans. 

 

Mastick Senior Center is hosting a multi-media art exhibit featuring art created by members participating in the various classes offered at the center. Included in the exhibit are writings, drawings, paintings, stained glass, ceramics, jewelry, quilts and mixed-media pieces.

The exhibit is displayed throughout the lobby-wing and is available for viewing Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Mastick Office at 747-7506.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced recently that it will close the Webster Tube on Wednesday, Feb. 24, for inspection and maintenance.

The Webster Tube, coming into Alameda, will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning

Cintas Fire Protection will be performing inspections, maintenance, and servicing all emergency fire extinguishers.

Questions or information about the tube closures should be directed to Tony Padilla, Caltrans, Tunnels & Tubes, at (510) 286-0315.

Alameda Cub Scout Pack 1015 (sponsored by the Alameda Elks Lodge) recently received very special recognition from U.S. troops serving in Iraq. The Cub Scouts (spearheaded by Den Leader Heather Hildreth) have been collecting and sending care packages and personal messages to U.S. service members overseas. The pack was recently honored with an American flag that has flown over a military base in Iraq, along with a proclamation of thanks by base commanders.

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