News in Brief

News in Brief

Book sale at O’Club 

Friends of the Alameda Free Library will hold its annual book sale from Friday, May 16, to Sunday May 18, at the Albert H. DeWitt Officers Club at Alameda Point, 641 Redline Ave. This is a change from the original date of May 2 to May 4. 

An early bird preview sale will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 16; admission is $5, admission for Friends of the Library members is free. Admission is free to all both Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 18, from noon to 4 p.m.

Buyers can choose from between 8,000 and 10,000 donated books, a mix of hardbacks and paperbacks, sorted into subject and genre. These books are regularly priced between 50 cents and $2. They will cost $3 for a bag or $5 for an entire box during the sale. 

Help name streets

Alameda Landing developer Catellus presented the Planning Board with a list of proposed street names for the Landing on Monday The names reflect the city’s naval heritage and include the historical aircraft carriers Langley, Constellation, Bennington and Yorktown. 

Board member John Knox White thinks the names should recall Alamedans, and not aircraft carriers. He also pointed out that none of the carriers named had any connection to the former Naval Air Station at the Point.  

His suggestions include Scott Carnevale, Alameda Fire Department captain, who died of esophageal cancer brought on by his job; Barbara Manning, the first African American administrator in the Alameda Unified School District; Don Grant, Encinal High School teacher and track coach; and Carter Gilmore, civil rights pioneer who led a sit-in at Franklin Park. Knox White is open to other suggestions. Visit his website at 

AMP restoring streetlights

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced that it will begin restoring the city’s 684 historic streetlights. AMP plans to refurbish as many as 60 streetlights each week until the project is completed this summer. 

Streets affected include Santa Clara, Lincoln, Buena Vista, Central and Encinal avenues, as well as Broadway and High Street. Also included are Marina, Windsor, Cambridge drives, Eagle Avenue and Second and Grand streets. To maintain effective lighting levels, AMP will only work on two non-adjacent streetlights per block at a time and will restore each streetlight within five working days. 

Nearby residents and businesses will receive written notice approximately 48 hours in advance when the streetlights in their neighborhood will be refurbished.

The schedule is available at AMP’s website, 

Job fair set at college

College of Alameda has announced their 16th annual Community Job Fair for Wednesday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway. Potential candidates could meet their next employer or learn of new opportunities.

To find out more, contact the college career center at 748-2208.