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The City of Alameda has posted an online survey for the public to comment on safety improvement options for Central Avenue in the Webster Street and San Francisco Bay Trail areas. Potential options include bike lanes, a two-way bikeway on the south side of Central Avenue, which will connect  Encinal High and Paden Elementary schools with the Bay Trail, or installing “sharrow” bike pavement markings near Webster Street and Central. A “no-change” alternative is also included. A study for the Webster Street area will take place in 2019.

 

’Tis the season for holiday parties, homemade cookies and utility scams. Over the weekend following Thanksgiving, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) received multiple reports of a phone scam targeting local businesses. 

The scammer, impersonating an AMP staffer, called businesses and threatened to turn off their power. One business reported that “Alameda Power” showed up as the name on caller ID. Here’s what businesses should know:

 

The City of Alameda provides three affordable transportation options for older residents or those with disabilities: the free Alameda Loop Shuttle service and two discounted taxi programs. The city would like to hear feedback from riders to help ensure these programs are meeting the community’s needs. To weigh in, riders may:

Members of the East Hills 4H Club have a project called the “Kindness Club”, based here in Alameda. Recently the children did some great community service work by gathering at Lincoln Park and making “blessing bags”. Blessing bags are Ziploc gallon bags filled with personal essentials, snacks, water and a positive note to give to our homeless. This was organized by 4H leader Rosanna Diggs. The children love being part of such a simple way to show compassion.

Alamedans have the opportunity to visit an animated wonderland of lights and fantasy at the Alameda Naval Air Museum this holiday season. Museum volunteer and Alameda resident Al Hugger has chosen to display his vast collection of primarily Department 56 miniatures that occupy the facility’s entire stage. For a limited time, the museum is offering free admission for an adult with a child. 

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