News Briefs

The Alameda County Public Works Agency will begin repair work on the High Street Bridge on Monday, March 2. The bridge will close to traffic Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The county expects to complete the work by April 27. 

This evening, Thursday, Feb. 26, Councilman Tony Daysog will hold office hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Danube Coffee House at 1333 Park St.
The councilman regularly hosts these events where he is available to answer questions and offer comments on city issues. 

Daysog will also be available at the Alameda Farmers’ Market the following Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. He will provide coffee and cookies. 
Contact Daysog at 747-4726 or

High Street Bridge Closes for Repairs

Tie the Knot at City Hall

City Clerk Lara Weisiger invites love birds to exchange vows in the City Council Chambers on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14.

Interested couples should call Weisiger’s office at 747-4800, by Thursday, Feb. 5, to reserve a time; space is limited. Couples getting married will need to have a marriage license, which is issued by any county, and valid photo IDs.

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Brown reappoints Johnson

The office of Gov. Jerry Brown announced that Brown has reappointed former mayor Beverly Johnson to the office of deputy director at the Office of Administrative Law at the California Government Operations Agency. Johnson has held the position since Brown appointed her in 2012.

Johnson served as Alameda’s mayor from 2002 to 2010. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation. If confirmed, Johnson will receive an annual salary of $130,524.