News Briefs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that it will close the Posey Tube on Monday, April 11, for maintenance and servicing.

The Posey Tube, from Alameda into Oakland, will be closed as follows:

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) board of directors will be discussing ferry issues related to Alameda Ferry Service at 7 p.m., next Thursday, April 7, in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

WETA operates ferries around the San Francisco Bay, serving the cities of South San Francisco, Vallejo, Alameda and Oakland. To learn more, visit: 


Thanks to a grant from Bank of Marin, Altarena Playhouse in Alameda will offer an American Sign Language-interpreted performance of its hit show The Gin Game on Friday, April 1. 

The play will feature Dane Lentz, ASL Performance Interpreter. Visit for more information.


Councilman Tony Daysog will hold his regular “last-Thursday-of-the-month office hours” Thursday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Danube Cafe at 1333 Park St. He will be available to answer questions and offer comments on city issues.

Daysog will also be at the Farmer’s Market the following Saturday, April 2, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Contact Daysog at 747-4726 or



All are welcome to join in the National Poetry Month celebration of California’s first Poet Laureate, Ina Coolbrith. The 150th anniversary of her birth and the centenary of her laureateship at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition will be commemorated at an open reading of the Alameda Island Poets First Wednesday poetry event, Wednesday, April 6, at Books Inc. on Park Street 7 to 9 p.m.

Open mic follows at this National Poetry Month Celebration presented by Alameda Island Poets. The event is free and open to the public.