News Briefs

There’s something for everyone to do this New Year’s Eve in the Island City. Here’s just a brief listing of options to celebrate the coming of the year 2016.

Main Library 

“Noon Year’s Eve” Party: A New Year’s celebration for children ages 3 to 8 and their parents. Registration required. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak St. (Info, registration: 747-7705)

Pacific Pinball Museum 

Pen patriotic poetry for parade 40th

The Fourth of July Parade in 2016 will be the 40th anniversary of the annual event, and organizers want to celebrate by involving kids in the festivities. Students who live or attend school in Alameda are eligible to participate in a youth art and poetry contest to celebrate America’s independence with the theme, “America: Let Freedom Ring.”

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 

The Alameda County Public Works Agency will be performing emergency repairs to the High Street Bridge on Friday, Dec. 18. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. There will also be some limitations to marine traffic. The U.S. Coast Guard will communicate this information in its weekly “Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners.”

Detour signs will be in place to guide motorists around the bridge closure. When travelling through the detour areas, motorists are advised to exercise caution and adhere to all traffic regulations. 

The Estuary Crossing Shuttle will not run between Thursday, Dec. 24, and Jan. 1, 2016. Service will resume again on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Those in need of transportation during this time should visit 511.org. 

The Estuary Crossing Shuttle travels between the College of Alameda at Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue and the Lake Merritt BART station. It makes a short intervening loop to Wind River Systems. 

To learn more about the shuttle, visit www.estuaryxingshuttle.org.

 

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