News Briefs

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.

AMP Warns of Scam

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) warns customers that someone impersonating a utility representative may be going door to door collecting on electric bills. 

AMP employees never collect payments door to door, nor do they demand immediate payment on an AMP account. Employees always carry identification cards with the AMP logo. Vehicles are also marked with the AMP name. If you are approached and asked for payment, do not give out any information and call AMP customer service at 748-3900.

AFD Responds to House Fire

Alameda firefighters were called to a house on the 1600 block of Paru Street to put out a blaze Saturday, June 27.

The firefighters arrived at the residence around 1:56 p.m., said Alameda Fire Department (AFD) Captain James Colburn, after the occupants discovered smoke in the attic of the one-story home. The firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in less than 20 minutes, according to Colburn. Damage was limited to the attic and goods stored there.

A Buddhist response to climate change

A day of meditation on the subject of climate change, Stable Heart – Stable Climate, will be held this Saturday, June 27, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda.

The monastic daylong meditation with a pair of Theravadan Buddhist nuns: Ayya Santacitta and Ayya Santussika, will use Buddhism’s core teachings to bring forth "the inner strength and resilience to wisely respond to the most important issue of our times."