News Briefs

LWVA Presents Discussion on Transportation

The Alameda League of Women Voters will host a panel discussion on "Getting on and off the Island: Alameda’s Transportation Future" tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.

Panelists include Jennifer Ott, Alameda Point chief operations officer for the city of Alameda; Michele Bellows, chair of the Alameda Transportation Commission; Robert del Rosario, director of Service Development, AC Transit; and Michael Nguyen, from Caltrans’ Office of Advance Planning.

Lipow Elected

In a statewide election Gretchen Lipow beat out six contenders with a lead of 300 votes to represent Region 1’s 3,000 retired teachers who are members of the California Teachers Association (CTA). Lipow will sit on CTA’s board of directors and its state council. Region 1 covers the northwestern portion of the state.

Rent Review Advisory Committee Seeks Members

AMP Unveils First Electric Car Fast-Charge Sites

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has unveiled two new charging stations for electric vehicles in Alameda. The stations — the city’s first "Level 3" DC fast chargers —are located in the public parking lot of the utility at the corner of Grand and Clement streets.

High Street Bridge to Close

The Alameda County Public Works agency will begin the last phase of rehabilitation and repair work on the High Street Bridge on Monday, Oct. 26. The repair work will require the High Street Bridge to close to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 25. Additional limitation will apply to marine traffic. The U.S. Coast Guard will communicate this information in its weekly "Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners."

Girls Inc. Introduces New Board Members

Girls Inc. of the Island City recently announced the addition of eight new members to its board of directors. "Our 23 board members are exceptional Bay Area leaders with a broad diversity of experience. I am excited to be working with them," said Girls Inc. of the Island City executive director Christine Chilcott.

The new members of the board of directors are:

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