News Briefs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today (Thursday, Dec. 3) that it will close the Posey Tube next week for cleaning and other maintenance.

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

  • Wednesday, December 9, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.
  • Thursday, December 10, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

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

Councilman Tony Daysog will hold office hours from 1 to 3 p.m., today, Nov. 26, at Starbucks, 1364 Park St. (at Central Avenue). He will be available to answer questions and welcomes comments on city issues. He will also be at the Farmer’s Market the following Saturday, Nov. 28. Call him at 747-4726 or email him at .

“Burn Pie Not Oil” is the theme of a family friendly ride and rally for renewable energy set for Saturday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. The two-hour ride will start from the Crab Cove Visitor Center at 1252 McKay Ave.

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority has begun issuing fines to businesses and multi-family properties still in violation of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance that went into effect in July 2012.
To date, more than 100 citation notices have been served countywide, and more are expected as routine inspections continue. In Alameda, recycling and organics collection is mandatory for all businesses and multi-family buildings with five or more units.

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.