Tuesday meeting to talk proposed I-880 changes

Caltrans and the Alameda County Transportation Commission will host an informational meeting Tuesday at the main branch of the Alameda Free Library on proposed changes to the overcrossings of Interstate 880 at 23rd and 29th avenues in Oakland.

The meeting, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., will review the proposals, which include work on the northbound on and off ramps to improve access to and from Alameda. For information, call 510-286-4948. The library is at 1550 Oak St.

Upcoming library exhibit is on veterans' tattoo art

"War Ink," an online exhibit of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' memorial tattoo art, will launch on Veterans Day through a partnership of local libraries, including the Alameda Free Library.

The multimedia exhibit will feature more than 18 veterans from throughout the state telling the stories behind their tattoos. Photographs of the tattoos also will be included.

Jason Deitch, a sociologist and former combat medic, is curating the "War Ink." He created it with Chris Brown, Contra Costa County Library's project director. Veterans interested in the project can contact Deitch at jasonadeitch@gmail.com or call 510-593-8423.

Annual Meals on Wheels fundraiser set for July


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The 18th Annual Community Faire and Wine Tasting to benefit Alameda Meals on Wheels will take place July 20 at Rock Wall Wine Co., 2301 Monarch St. on Alameda Point.

The year's event, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., will honor the memory of Janice Lee, who served on the organization's board. It will feature hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, a silent auction and live swing and jazz music, as well as a children's play area.

For information on underwriting or on donating an auction item, email mowfundraiser@aol.com. For information on Alameda Meals on Wheels, call 510-865-6131.

Police pedestrian safety campaign to commence

Alameda police will kick off "May You Arrive Safely," a pedestrian safety campaign, in May.

The goal of the three-pronged campaign is to educate people about traffic safety and promote community involvement in keeping city streets safe.

The campaign will include daily safety-related messages that will be sent via Facebook and Twitter to remind pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to share the roads and look out for one another.

There will also be a poster competition open to all Alameda students, including those who are home-schooled. The competition will have three categories based on grade level. One winner will be selected from each of the elementary, middle, and high school entries and will receive a $100 cash prize.

The campaign's main event will be pedestrian safety on May 3. The walk will have two start locations, one at each ferry terminal, and will end at City Hall, where the winner of the poster competition will be announced.

Participants will receive a free T-shirt designed to promote roadway visibility. The shirt, which is "traffic safety" green, has a reflective safety message on the back. To receive a shirt, participants must register online at http://www.alamedapolice.org.

Alameda High benefit, 'Hornet Sting,' slated

The Alameda High Athletic Boosters will present their Fourth Annual "Hornet Sting" Social & Poker Night on April 12 at the Rock Wall winery at Alameda Point.

The party and fundraiser is the high school athletic department's most important fundraiser of the year, according to the boosters. For information, including on registration, go to www.hornetboosters.org or search for 'Hornet Sting' on EventBrite.com.