Work to begin on High, Park street bridges
Motorists can expect delays when crews from the Alameda County Public Works Agency carry out inspections on the High Street and Park Street bridges.
The High Street Bridge will be temporarily closed 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Lanes of the Park Street Bridge will be closed 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
The work will not impact marine traffic, according to the agency.
Alamedan a finalist for Youth Poet Laureate
A student at St. Joseph Notre Dame is among seven finalists in the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate competition, which is being sponsored by the Oakland Public Library and Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that supports education and youth development programs.
Robin Levy, 16, and the other finalists are hoping to become Oakland's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate. Along with officially representing the city with his or her poetry, the laureate will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The winner will be announced in September.
Levy and the other finalists will receive medals of recognition from Oakland Mayor Jean Quan during the Brave New Voices poetry festival on July 21 at the Fox Theater.
The finalists also will perform at the city's Art & Soul Festival on Aug. 4.
Astronaut to visit the USS Hornet on July 21
Retired space shuttle astronaut Jose
Hernandez will talk about his flight aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as part of STS-128 and the time he spent at the International Space Station during August and September 2009.
His talk will begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a meet and greet.
As part of the day's events, NASA Ames will display a space suit. In addition, the NASA Ames robotics department will provide interactive robot demonstrations and games for children.
Along with recovering the Apollo 11 astronauts, the Hornet recovered the crew of Apollo 12.
The museum opens at 10 a.m.
The USS Hornet is located at 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3 at Alameda Point.
For information, go to www.uss-hornet.org or call 510-521-8448.
Alameda Hospital to manage Water's Edge
Alameda Hospital secured approval to operate the Waters Edge Skilled Nursing Facility from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency.
Hospital officials have been working closely with the Zimmerman family -- the longtime owners of 120-bed facility at 2401 Blanding Avenue -- since October, when the board of the City of Alameda Health Care District approved the move.
Hospital officials also say that they have already been meeting with the facility's staff, residents and their families in anticipation of the change of management.