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It's that time of the year again: Time for summer street repair and road resurfacing projects that mean temporary closures on some Island streets (and ultimately, smoother roadways).

The city will be repairing and resurfacing 11 street segments this summer. Construction will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

For the eight street segments that are getting asphalt concrete overlays, city officials said they will keep one lane of traffic open each way if possible; if not, construction workers will flag drivers headed in both directions through a single lane of traffic.

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Even when we are doing fine, the focus on the condition of our bodies in regard to health exists.

Cindy Houts is the new director of the Alameda Food Bank. Photo courtesy of the Alameda Food Bank.

The Alameda Food Bank has a new executive director. Cindy Houts will take the helm after the food bank's current director, Troy Gilbert, leaves on July 4.

From left to right: Interim City Manager Liz Warmerdam, Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese, City Councilman Jim Oddie, Councilwoman Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer, Councilman Tony Daysog and Fire Chief Doug Long. Photo courtesy of the City of Alameda.

Alameda's Board of Education has signed off on a pair of contracts for the school district's teachers and paraprofessionals.

On June 23 the board unanimously okayed a one-year agreement with the district's teachers and a three-year agreement with the paraprofessionals union. District and union officials are still working on a contract to cover Alameda Unified's custodians.

Police from Alameda and a host of other agencies wrote dozens of tickets during a pedestrian decoy sting Wednesday.

Officers issued 168 citations during the operation, which took place at eight of Alameda's busiest intersections. About 80 percent of the tickets were written for pedestrian violations, with additional citations issued for distracted driving and excessive speed.

Getting into a habit of fitness can be a challenge for many people. If you are ever going to do it, or if you have dabbled in fitness from time to time, but never really committed, now is the time!

Why now? Why not three months ago or three months from now?

In his June 11 commentary in the Alameda Sun, John Knox White, a city Planning Board member, attempts to defend that the analysis for the environmental impact report for Alameda Point’s 1,425 homes and 9,000 jobs will result in net-one-car-off-Island during the morning commute.

Station 1, mid-1970s, 1 a.m.

The crew was catching some ‘zs. I awakened to the voice of Archie Bowels and the often-heard phrase, “Alameda Fire Department.” The plea of a female voice on the other end was alarming.

Last week we asked our readers to help us continue providing news as we seek new management, and you stepped up to the plate.

 

My ambivalence about hair cutters began long ago and far away, in the wilds of the East Bronx at the end of the 1940s.