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Construction began Monday on the Cross Alameda Trail (CAT) between Main Street and Constitution Way, along Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway (RAMP) and Atlantic Avenue. This long-awaited 0.9-mile segment of the planned four-mile cross-town bicycling and walking corridor is expected to be built by September 2019. 

The Alameda Free Library and Caregiver Access to Resources, Education and Support, or CARES, present a special evening of resources, assistance and networking for family caregivers of the elderly or infirmed. 

The workshop is set for Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St. 
Caring for an elderly family member can be difficult and stressful. This workshop will provide basic resources to family caregivers and help create a supportive community of family (unpaid) caregivers in Alameda.

No registration is necessary.


Artificial lawns — usually installed to save water and reduce yard maintenance — are popping up all across Alameda. Unfortunately, there are many serious environmental drawbacks to artificial turf, and they are not a good solution for Alameda.


Alamedans can take advantage of an opportunity to give back to Alameda youth by shopping at a local retailer this month. Through Sunday, Feb. 24, while shopping at Ross Dress for Less, 2130 South Shore Center, customers can make a monetary contribution at checkout to be donated to the Alameda Boys & Girls Club.

The West Alameda Business Association (WABA) will celebrate Lunar New Year with a huge festival set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. Come mark the arrival of the Year of the Pig with WABA at its second annual Lunar Year celebration. The event will be produced in partnership with the West End Arts & Entertainment District and features cultural performances by the Toi Shan Family Association. The celebration is made possible this year through a public art grant from the City of Alameda.