Meeting on possible changes on Park Street
The city's Public Works Department will host a community meeting Tuesday to discuss ways to improve pedestrian safety at the intersections of Park Street at Lincoln Avenue, and at Park Street at Buena Vista Avenue. Recently approved commercial developments at these locations are expected to significantly increase the number of pedestrians using these crosswalks.
As a result, city officials are considering using a $280,000 federal grant to construct improvements to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the intersections.
The meeting will take place 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.
People can also submit written comments by 5 p.m. on July 25 to Virendra Patel, transportation engineer, at City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square, Room 110, Alameda, Calif., 94501 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, call Patel by phone at 510-747-7900.
Yacht Club hosts youth fundraiser on July 25
The Oakland Yacht Club is hosting a dinner and auction for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup team, the Force, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 25 at 1101 Pacific Marina. Guests will get to meet team members, who are practicing for races on an AC45, and hear more about the America's Cup races from Tom Ehman of Oracle Team USA. Tickets are $65-$75. Go to www.americanyouthsailingforce.com for information.
July 13 meeting for Target job hopefuls
City officials are hosting "Don't Miss the Bull's Eye," a job readiness training session on July 13 in anticipation of the city's new Target Store's mass hiring event in August.
An experienced retail executive will cover various topics related to the hiring process, such as wardrobe and presentation; resumes and references; employment applications and online assessments; and how to handle difficult questions during the interview.
The event will take place 10 a.m.-noon, at the Albert H. DeWitt Officers' Club, 641 West Red Line Ave, Alameda Point. Space is limited and registration is required at targetalameda.eventbrite.com or by calling 510-747-4344.
The Target store will open in October as part of the new Alameda Landing development near College of Alameda and will create up to 300 jobs, including entry level and managerial positions.
People interested in part-time and flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, are encouraged to attend the training.
"Economic development is more than bricks and mortar, it's also an opportunity for residents to benefit directly by effectively competing for jobs that new businesses bring to the community," said Debbie Potter, the city's interim community development director.