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Pacific Gas and Electric has plans to remove and replace eight trees, and possibly more, on the island. The gas utility recently reviewed 35 trees on public property and another 48 trees on private property. Those property owners will receive letters from PG&E requesting appointments to discuss the trees.

What is happening with Alameda’s ongoing efforts to support our community’s local hospital and health care services with our funds and our participation in planning for the future? How did we arrive at our current situation? This is the first of several articles that will look at the larger forces affecting us, then share specific information and questions for us all to consider. 


Efforts to be more “green” are paying off for the city of Alameda Public Works Department. The city’s new program that included reducing water and paper usage, producing less trash, while increasing recycling, resulted in the city receiving the 2016 Sustainability Practices Award. The Northern California chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) gives out the award each year.


Lost City Antiques, 1519 Park St., will host story time from Tales of the Arabian Nights in the shop’s Old Bazaar room tomorrow, Friday, March 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. (young children from 6 to 7). Enjoy hearing about Aladdin and his magic lamp and other stories in a room filled with fantastical objects from stories in the book.  

This event is open to kids and adults of all ages. Audience participation in the readings is encouraged. Dressing up is also encouraged and refreshments will be served. 

Springtime egg hunt is longtime Alameda tradition

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD) calls all fun-seeking kids to Crab Cove on Saturday, March 19, for the annual Splash into Spring Egg Scramble. This fun event will take place at the picnic area, 1252 McKay Ave. Parents can park in the Crab Cove lot at Otis and Westline drives. If it rains, the scramble will be on Saturday, March 26.

Kids will gather with their baskets at five scramble areas divided into the following times and age groups. They should bring baskets to collect their goodies.