Summer is an especially wonderful time to enjoy fresh produce. Tomatoes, green beans, peaches and berries all beckon us to enjoy them.
But fresh produce spoils more quickly than other food. So summer is a good time to talk about preventing food from going to waste.
It’s hard to believe, but 40 percent of all food produced in the United States is wasted. We can do something to change this, because 43 percent of all food wasted in the U.S. is wasted by households. Simple changes can reduce wasted food and return nutrients back to the soil by composting food scraps.
Construction work will begin soon to improve pedestrian safety at Island and Maitland drives. The project includes installation of Wireless Solar, an LED Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon Crosswalk System, push buttons, concrete, striping and signage. Work will take place Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During construction, motorists may experience minor disruptions in traffic, temporary loss of parking spaces, noise and dust. Bus stop access will be maintained throughout the
The project is expected to be complete by the end of September.
In 1918, the City of Alameda invested some of the profits from its Municipal Lighting Plant into a railroad. The “belt line” — so called because it traveled around, rather than into a city — ran 1.16 miles along Clement Avenue from Pearl Street to Grand Street. It served the industrial zone that the city had recently created on its north shore along the Oakland Estuary. The railroad’s customers included Dow Pump & Diesel Engine Company at Oak Street and the newly minted Barnes & Tibbitts Shipyard that stretched along Clement from Chestnut Street to Grand Street.
Christopher Ting is an Alameda High School student who has been an active member of the Boy Scouts since 2006. Besides being involved in the scouts, he enjoys cooking, fishing, hiking and playing board games. Ting’s Eagle Project was to plant native shrubs and trees at the Crab Cove pond.