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The city of Alameda’s public works department recently announced its "annual" street repair and resurfacing project will begin this month and is estimated to continue into September. Work hours run Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During construction, motorists will experience minor disruptions in traffic, temporary loss of parking spaces and restricted street access, as well as an increase in noise and dust levels. Bus stop access will not be affected.

The following streets will receive an asphalt concrete overlay (ACO):

Alameda Point is a scenic attraction for many. As the former Naval Air Station, it holds the USS Hornet Museum, popular paths for joggers and picturesque views of the Bay. The Point is not only a tranquil spot for people, it is a place where harbor seals have inhabited undisturbed for at least 17 years. However, recently, that could have changed without the help of the seal-loving community.

The City Council is seeking residents to serve on the board of trustees for the county’s Mosquito Abatement District.

The Board of Supervisors and the city councils of each of the 13 cities within the district appoint one trustee to represent its constituency on the governing board.

The board consists of individuals dedicated to community service and willing to accrue the knowledge required to effectively govern a mosquito abatement district. Application forms may be obtained from, and filed with, the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 380.

Alameda Public Works officials and Alameda Police Department officers were called monitor and repair a section of Otis Drive that collapsed into a sinkhole last Wednesday, July 1.

Crews were working on emergency repairs on Otis Drive between High and Mound streets, after an apparent water or sewer pipe rupture. Crews were seen patching the road up Wednesday evening.

No place does the Fourth of July quite like Alameda. In celebration of the birthday of the United States of America, Alameda will play host to a parade consisting of more than 150 entrants over a 4.6-mile route from Park Street to Webster Street. Thousands of spectators (above) will line the parade route this Saturday. Preceding the parade at 9 a.m. is the Ralph Appezzato Charity Event (R.A.C.E.) foot race which raises money for local charities. Please be aware of street closures associated with the parade and race.