News Briefs

Alameda Fire Captain Sharon Oliver will be conducting a community presentation open to all Alameda residents on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, located at 1201 Grand St. at the corner of Encinal Avenue. 

The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude around 7:30 p.m. 
A question-and-answer period has been scheduled for the end of the presentation. Light refreshments will be provided and child care will be available for residents who require such assistance. 

On Thursday, Jan. 28, Councilman Tony Daysog will hold his regular “Last-Thursday-of-the-Month Office Hours” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Blue Danube Cafe on Park Street. He will be available to answer questions and or offer comments on city issues. He will also be at the Farmer’s Market at Webster Street and Haight Avenue the following Saturday, Jan. 30. 

Contact Daysog at 747-4726 or


Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond in and out of the classroom? Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is now accepting nominations for its Teacher of the Year program. Designed to honor and recognize excellent teachers in AUSD, the Teacher of the Year award has in past years gone to a wide range of teachers. These include:   

Water infrastructure planner Helen Rocha will be American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) speaker at the association’s Alameda Branch lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Alameda Hospital, Conference Room A, 2070 Clinton Ave.  

Rocha helps communities make the best use of their existing water infrastructure and supplies and works closely with the engineering program at Sacramento State, serving as a mentor to female engineering students. The cost of the lunch, a selection catered by A.G. Ferrari, is $21. 


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that it will close the Posey Tube in late January for cleaning and other maintenance.

The Posey Tube, leaving Alameda, will be closed as follows: