The Estuary Crossing Shuttle will not run between Thursday, Dec. 24, and Jan. 1, 2016. Service will resume again on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Those in need of transportation during this time should visit 511.org.
The Estuary Crossing Shuttle travels between the College of Alameda at Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue and the Lake Merritt BART station. It makes a short intervening loop to Wind River Systems.
Anita Hollerer-Squire has lived in Alameda for three years. She is originally from Austria, and has spent many years travelling around the world. Her husband is part of Artemis Racing, the Swedish team that took part in the 34th America’s Cup races in 2013. Artemis was based at Alameda Point during the races and many of the team’s families took up residence here.
“Since we arrived, the people in Alameda have been so welcoming and friendly and have included us into their community,” she said. Hollerer-Squire would like to repay this kindness and give something back.
Alameda Meals on Wheels, Twin Towers United Methodist Church, and Saboor Zafari of Angela’s Restaurant announced this week they will co-sponsor a free dinner, open to all residents and families in Alameda in need of a hot meal on Christmas Day.
The event will be held at the church, located at Central Avenue and Oak Street on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, between noon and 3 p.m. The sponsors anticipate serving 750 to 1,000 meals to adults and families with children.