News Briefs

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:

Annual Sewer Replacement Project Commencing

The city’s annual sewer-replacement project will begin soon and is estimated to be completed by September 2016.

Construction work hours are restricted to Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near school locations. The work will consist of replacing aging sewer mains, laterals and access holes at the following streets:

 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Main Street to Third Street

 Eagle Avenue, Constitution Way to just west of Webster Street

Meet Rolleri This Evening

Alameda Police Department (APD) Chief Paul Rolleri will be hosting a series of informal town-hall community meetings in the coming months. APD will host these meetings in different parts of the city so residents can discuss and receive updates on the top issues in their neighborhoods.

BART Closures Coming Up

BART will be suspending all transbay train service for five days in early August and September. No trains will run through the Transbay Tube on the weekends of Aug. 1 and 2, and Sept. 5, 6 and 7, in order to perform critical track maintenance. The dates were chosen due to the low number of expected riders on those days.

A substantial "bus bridge" is planned for passengers travelling between Oakland and San Francisco during both weekends.

Sun Staff Reports

Register for National Night Out by July 31

The Alameda Police Department (APD) invites the public to participate in to National Night Out (NNO) on from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, APD will visit all registered neighborhoods. NNO is designed to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing a sense of community. It’s a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.