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The Island signs on to work with The Bay Citizen


The Island is now partnering with The Bay Citizen, a new, online news source for the San Francisco Bay Area, to provide Alameda news for the site. The Island is one of several local and topical news sites providing stories for the nonprofit, San Francisco-based venture. And you can check them out by clicking the link above.


Street repair projects to start in July


The city’s Public Works department has announced a host of street repair and resurfacing projects that are set to commence in July. Construction hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the work is expected to be completed by mid-September.

Work crews will keep a lane open on each street during construction and individual driveway access will remain open, but drivers may experience some disruptions in traffic and loss of street parking. No parking signs will be posted 72 hours in advance of construction.

The work is being paid for through Community Development Block Grant funds, the Measure B half-cent sales tax and a grant from CalRecycle the city won for using old tires in some of the pavement. For more information, call Laurie Kozisek at Public Works, at 749-5840.

The work will take place on the following roads:

*Amber Isle, Rosewood Way to the south end cul-de-sac

*Buena Vista Avenue, Webster Street to Poggi Street

*Country Isle, Rosewood Way to the south end cul-de-sac

*High Street, Fernside Boulevard to High Street Bridge

*Larchmont Isle, Otis Drive to Rosewood Way

*North Loop Road (all)

*Rosewood Way, Tarryton Isle to Otis Drive

*Tarryton Isle, Otis Drive to south end cul-de-sac

*Fernside Boulevard, High Street to Thompson Avenue

*College Street, Calhoun Street to Encinal Avenue

*Edison Court, off Pearl Street

*Fernside Boulevard, Tilden Way (Pearl Street) to High Street

*Garfield Avenue, High Street to Fernside Boulevard

*Janis Court, off Pearl Street

*Oak Street, Powell Street to Encinal Avenue

*Powell Street, Oak Street to Laurel Street

*Pacific Avenue, Willow Street to Park Street

*Pearl Street, Central Avenue to Fernside Boulevard

*Taylor Avenue, Eighth Street to Page Street

*Third Street, Pacific Avenue to Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway


Transportation Commissioners retire after eight years


The Transportation Commission’s acting chair, Michael Krueger, and Commissioner Robert E. McFarland, are leaving the commission after eight years of service. Their terms expire on July 2.

The pair are credited with helping to create Alameda’s new Transportation Master Plan.

The city is seeking three more people to fill the seven-member commission. Anyone with an interest in being nominated to a seat may call the City Clerk at 747-4800 or may stop into the clerk’s office on the third floor of City Hall to apply.


Miss Alameda featured at bridal magazine event


Miss Alameda Jessica Robinson was a featured guest at Bay Bella Publishing’s anniversary party for Mocha Bride and Bride Nine magazines. Photos of the June 5 party, which was also attended by Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo of the television show “Dancing with the Stars,” are here.


Matarrese, Bonta hold campaign events


Alameda city councilman and mayoral candidate Frank Matarrese will take questions from Alameda residents about the Island’s future from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at the corner of Eighth Street and Central Avenue. More information about the event is available on Matarrese’s website or by calling 759-9290.

Meanwhile, City Council candidate Rob Bonta held a campaign kickoff rally with Alameda County supervisor-elect Wilma Chan on Sunday at a supporter’s Palmera Court home. Bonta serves on the city’s Hospital Board and is the chair of Alameda’s Economic Development Commission and co-president of the Alameda Democratic Club.

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