The Alameda County Public Works Agency will begin repair work on the High Street Bridge on Monday, March 2. The bridge will close to traffic Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The county expects to complete the work by April 27.
A truck from Rosas Brothers Construction makes itself at home parked in a handicapped zone on Willow Street and Shore Line Drive. The Oakland company is in town repairing sidewalks, curbs, gutters and driveways on a city contract and is receiving more than $1 million from the taxpayers of Alameda. On Feb. 3 the city sweetened the company’s pot to the tune of $450,000, making Rosas Brothers total take from the taxpayers $1,162,732.
At 9:42 a.m. last Sunday Alameda Fire Department (AFD) received the report of a fire at an apartment complex on the 2400 block of Shore Line Drive. Firefighters arrived four minutes later to find a fire burning inside a utility room at the rear of the large, three-story building. The rapid spread of smoke to the second and third floors prompted the call for additional AFD companies; 23 firefighters responded.
The Alameda Point Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) welcomed Mayor Trish Spencer to its Feb. 8 meeting. Spencer has attended RAB meetings in the past, as an interested member of the Alameda community. This visit, however, marked not only her first visit as mayor, but the only visit from any Alameda mayor in at least a decade.