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The City of Alameda provides three affordable transportation options for Alameda residents: the free Alameda Loop Shuttle service and two discounted taxi programs for older people or those with disabilities. Each year, the city seeks input to confirm these programs meet residents’ needs. 

The city asks riders with comments about the Alameda Loop Shuttle, the Premium Taxi Program, or the Medical Return Trips Improvement Program, to complete surveys and drop them off at, or send them to, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave., by Thursday, Oct. 31.

Rhythmix presents free concert this Saturday featuring music from all over

Wondering where to spend the afternoon experiencing world music, dance and family-friendly arts activities this weekend? Rhythmix Cultural Works has it covered! This Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon to 3 p.m., Rhythmix presents its fourth annual ’Round the World Festival. 

California recently passed an emergency bill to extend the deadline for the first round of sexual harassment training by one year. Previously, employers with five or more employees were required to provide interactive sexual harassment prevention training to all employees in California by Jan. 1, 2020; the deadline is now Jan. 1, 2021.

The substantive requirements remain the same. Employers must provide: 

Former East Bay resident and California native, Alisha Rodrigues, now living in Tetonia, Idaho, will launch her new book as the keynote speaker at the next meeting of the Alameda Island Poets. The monthly reading takes place Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. 

Nanette Deetz and Alameda Poet Laureate Cathy Dana host the meeting. Admission is by donation and includes light refreshments and an open mic session.

The West Alameda Business Association, MBH Architects and the College of Alameda FabLab coordinated to create the West End’s first Park(ing) Day for just one day on Sept. 20 in Webster Street parking spaces. Alameda-based MBH designed the Park(ing) Day installations and created documents for fabrication. The architectural firm also built the parking stall installations with assistance from the Fab Lab. 

Designs consisted of dragon benches with a colorful, laser-cut canopy at one parking stall and a giant checkers game at the other stall.