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Towne Centre hosts blood drive

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Alameda Towne Centre is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, January 16. The Blood Centers of the Pacific “donor coach” will be parked near the McDonald’s parking lot. For information or to make an appointment, call Wendy Theisen at (415)517-9117 or e-mail her at wtheisen@bloodcenters.org. You can also make an appointment online. Each donor will receive a $50 gift certificate toward a Hornblower brunch or dinner cruise.

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County seeks student poll workers for Measure B election

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Hey, all you high school sophomores, juniors and seniors: Looking to earn a quick (and legal) $95? Well, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has got a job for you. They need student poll workers to work the February 2 election here in Alameda (and in Piedmont).

Apparently, state law allows U.S. citizens 16 and up to work as election officers (though your GPA needs to be 2.5 or higher). And did we mention it’s 95 bucks?

For more information and an application, call 272-6971.

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Night work on Willie Stargell extension

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Get ready for construction delays along a portion of Webster Street, as work continues on the Webster Street/Wilver “Willie” Stargell Avenue extension intersection project. Work crews will intermittently close single lanes in both directions of Webster Street, north of Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway. The closures will take place between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. on the nights the work is being done.

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Wells Fargo gives Alameda Food Bank $5,000 grant

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-11Holiday giving to the Alameda Food Bank included a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The Big Bank’s reps stopped by personally to deliver the check.

“The grant will be used for non-perishable food purchases to restock our warehouse when food donations cannot keep up with client needs,” Paul Russell, executive director of the food bank, was quoted as saying in a press release. “We thought it was great that they took the time to come out and personally present the check. Wells Fargo has been very good to us over the past three years.”

“We’ve seen how food banks and meal programs are feeling the economic crunch from a decline in donations and an increase in need,” said Jim Foley, Wells Fargo Greater Bay Area Region president. “Wells Fargo is proud to support local food banks because no one should have to worry if their family will have enough to eat.”

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