News in Brief

BART Closures Coming Up

BART will be suspending all transbay train service for five days in early August and September. No trains will run through the Transbay Tube on the weekends of Aug. 1 and 2, and Sept. 5, 6 and 7, in order to perform critical track maintenance. The dates were chosen due to the low number of expected riders on those days.

A substantial "bus bridge" is planned for passengers travelling between Oakland and San Francisco during both weekends.

The remainder of the BART system will operate under a modified schedule and service plan that will maintain the normal weekend service whenever possible.

Live@the Library Tickets on Sale Monday

Tickets go on sale next Monday, Aug. 3, for the seventh season of Live@the Library, a concert series that brings some of the Bay Area’s top names in jazz and American music to Alameda.

This year two of the concerts will be at the Main Library. The third concert will be at Rhythmix Cultural Works. Proceeds from the series benefit the Alameda Free Library Foundation, which raises money for the long-term support of Alameda’s libraries.

This year’s Saturday evening lineup includes Miss Faye Carol Quintet on Sept. 26; the Ed Reed Quintet on Oct. 24 and the Maria Muldaur Quartet on Nov. 21. Tickets can be purchased individually at $35; a three-concert series ticket costs $90.

Tickets will be available at Books Inc., 1344 Park St., Dewey’s