News Briefs

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.

Caltrans announced that it will close the Posey Tube for inspection and maintenance from 10 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, to 5 a.m., the following morning. The tube, built in 1928, carries traffic from 
Alameda into Oakland.

Contractors currently working on a second project to rehabilitate the tube will continue with their work as scheduled. This includes repair, not maintenance work, and involves replacing guardrails and sidewalks, repairing and installing lighting and closed-circuit televisions, as well as rehabilitating the tube’s superstructure. 

 

The runways of the former Alameda Naval Air Station appear just peeking into the top of a photograph taken from outer space by International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday. 

Kelly posted the image with the message, “#GoodMorning #SanFrancisco! Hoping for a great day today! #SuperBowlSunday #SuperBowl #YearInSpace.” 

The image can be viewed at espn.com or via Kelly’s twitter account: @StationCDRKelly.

 

 

The City Council is soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve on the Commission on Disability Issues and the Rent Review Advisory Board. 

The Commission on Disability Issues meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every other month. The Rent Review Advisory Committee meets the first Monday of the month as needed.

Players from the Oakland Raiders and representatives from the National Football League (NFL) visited Maya Lin School on Tuesday to reward students there for winning the Super Bowl Play 60 Challenge, a fitness program developed by the NFL and the American Heart Association.  

May Lin fifth-graders completed more minutes than 12,000 other students who participated in the program in seven Bay Area counties. The Maya Lin students also showed the most enthusiasm, an NFL source said.

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