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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 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 Gina at 337-2133 to qualify for the program.

Alameda Sun publisher Dennis Evanosky looks with wonder at the six boxes with some 1,200 newspapers that the post office delivered to the same address last Friday. A subscriber called the Sun office to say that she had all these newspapers on her front porch. The computer program that prints the address labels had the names of all the subscribers correct but addressed all 1,200 papers to one home on San Antonio Avenue. The press did a fresh print run on Saturday and delivered the correctly addressed newspapers to the post office on Monday.

What better way to spend some quality time while sheltering in place than to make something delicious to share with your family? Ice Cream in a Bag may be just cool enough for everyone to have fun with.
Ice Cream in a Bag
Servings: 2
Calories: 190 cal

Sitting down to a wonderful meal is one of life’s great pleasures. I was raised in a rural community in Switzerland, where people grew most of their own food. My grandparents owned a small farm. They were poor, and yet they ate a diet which today we associate with privilege: organic fruits and vegetables, fresh butter and eggs, free-range chicken and wildflower honey. People worked hard, and the highlight of the day was sitting down to a shared meal.

The City of Alameda will present its draft Active Transportation Plan at a Virtual Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 29. The City of Alameda is continuing to work on an Active Transportation Plan. Active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation that promotes physical activity. This includes walking, biking and skating, as well as using a wheelchair, a mobility scooter, an electric bike or a skateboard. The city’s plan aims to make life easier for anyone walking or riding anything that can legally use the Island City’s sidewalks, bicycle lanes or paths.