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The City of Alameda held a public workshop Monday to discuss a project that will address safety and speeding concerns, while improving walking, bicycling and driving on Clement Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway. Residents can still give their opinions on the project via an online survey until Sunday, June 16.

The improvement concept takes into account the new Alameda Marina mixed-use development, the Cross Alameda Trail with completion at Jean Sweeney Park and construction currently west of Sweeney Park to Alameda Point. Clement is part of the Cross Alameda Trail.

Over the past few months, both the Alameda Police Department (APD) and Social Security Administration (SSA) have received numerous complaints of fraudulent claims. Callers from official phone numbers have stated that social security accounts have been compromised and the call recipients will be detained if payments are not made. 

The Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Home Safety Program provides much-needed services to low-to-moderate income residents older than 62 and to the disabled of any age. The program provides and installs the newly required 10-year-maintenance-free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The program can also provide and install grab bars, handrails and raised toilets. Safety items including nightlights, flashlights and grab sticks are also available. Alameda residents may call Maria Young at 337-2133 to qualify for the program.

Alamedans who love cats can do something to help their feline friends at the Island Cat Resources and Adoptions (ICRA) fundraiser auction this Saturday, June 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is being held for the 25th year. 

Enjoy refreshments, wine and beer tastings while benefiting local cats directly. Bid on local adventures, wine and beer tastings, jewelry, pet-themed items, art, wine lots and more in the auction or shop for crafts and play games to win wine. 

June Loux, born on June 10, 1919, resided in Alameda for 70 years and now lives at the Hayward Convalescent Hospital. She is ready to celebrate her 100th Birthday with all her family and friends on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. The new centenarian invites any interested Alamedans to attend her special day at the hospital, located at 1832 B St. in Hayward.