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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. 

Public tours of the City of Alameda’s newest park, the 21st in the Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD), Jean Sweeney Park, will take place this Saturday and next Thursday. 

  • Aug. 4, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.    Enjoy a Saturday morning walk in the park.
  • Aug. 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening walk in the park. Prepare for cool weather.

Tours gather at the park entrance on Sherman Street. Both tours will explore how the construction is progressing toward an October or November opening.   

Various community service projects completed

Christopher Ting
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.