Alameda News

The city began repairing city streets last Monday. The $1.9 million project will affect traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through early September. Construction is expected to impact traffic and parking, and restrict street access. The streets impacted include:

 Central Avenue, from Grand Street to Sherman Street

 Weber Street, from Central Avenue south

 Third Street, from Central Avenue south

 Robert Davey Jr. Drive, from Packet Landing Road to Oyster Pond Road

 Otis Drive, from Willow Street (east) to Willow Street (west)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice, State and Regional Water Boards, and environmental groups announced the Clean Water Act settlement agreement with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and seven East Bay cities at a media conference at Crown Memorial State Beach Monday, July 28.

The settlement requires EBMUD, seven East Bay cities (Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont) and the Stege Sanitary District to stop sewage discharges into the San Francisco Bay.

Alameda native Nicholas Obenchain died Monday night at Highland Hospital after succumbing to injuries he received in a car crash in Oakland Friday, July 18.

Obenchain, 25, was riding in the passenger seat of a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette when he was ejected from a vehicle onto an Oakland highway in what investigators are calling a DUI crash. The Corvette struck a curb and a light pole and overturned on Interstate Highway 580 near Park Boulevard around 3 a.m. Friday, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.

Photo courtesy Timothy Manning. Alameda Museum Curator George Gunn (second from right) received an award for the Meyers House and Garden from California Heritage Council honorary board chairman John J. Hodges (left) and President Christopher Layton (right) Jeannie Graham, who suggested this honor for the Meyers House, is standing next to Gunn.

The elegant Saint Francis Yacht Club welcomed California Heritage Council (CHC) members last month for their annual awards dinner.

Photo by Jun de la Cruz

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