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As of Monday, Alameda Free Library cardholders can make appointments to pick up items at the Main Library. Materials must be placed on hold in advance. Request materials online or at (510) 747-7740 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between noon and 5 p.m.

All holds will be available for pickup at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., only. Holds that are normally sent to the Bay Farm Island Library and the West End Library must be picked up at the Main Library.

The City of Alameda announced late last week it resumed street sweeping service June 15, according to posted schedules. The city asks those continuing to telework or who can be home to slow the spread of COVID-19, to park vehicles in driveways or other off-street parking areas when possible. The service is designed to help keep city streets clean of debris and safe for all modes of travel.

Just in time for Father’s Day: Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter presents an online auction of fine wines, cool brews and smooth spirits from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. this Sunday, June 20. Join the fun at www.WineWhiskersWag.com.

About 30 East End Alameda neighbors rallied for the Black Lives Matter cause on the morning of June 6. The group, spanning all four corners of Fernside Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, was organized by nearby resident Sarah Noble (fifth from right), an Alameda High School teacher. 

“We wanted to show it’s our cause, be part of a solution and teach our young people the importance of this matter,” she said to a chorus of honking horns, hoots of approval and fist pumps from passing motorists.

At its Monday, June 22, meeting the Planning Borad will consider applications for use permits, one on Park Street, the other on Webster. 

Aaron Kraw has applied for the Park Street Permit on behalf of Park Social, LLC. The permint would allow the operation of a cannabis retail dispensary with off-site delivery within the existing commercial building at 1222 Park Street, south of San Antonio Avenue. 

John Ngu is working on behalf of Alameda Patients Group to open a dispensary at 1616 Webster, norh of Lincoln Avenue.