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Pints for Paws, Alameda Co. courtrooms reopen and Fremont to consider removing lanes from Paseo Padre Parkway

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Official Pints for Paws – Drink beer to save animals

Tickets are now on sale to the eight annual Pints for Paws craft beer festival to benefit the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, per Berkeley Humane.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 4 from 2 - 5 p.m. at 2700 Ninth St. in Berkeley. All proceeds will go directly to the medical needs of the cats and dogs of Berkeley Humane, including complete care and shelter. The event is presented by Fieldwork Brewing, Subaru and Wareham Development.

Tickets include unlimited tastings of featured beers, ciders and wines all while jamming out to live music. VIP tickets are also available and allow entry to the festival an hour earlier, with reserved VIP tables for up to eight people and their pups.

Click here for more info.

Alameda Co. courtrooms reopening with expanded hours

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Starting April 25, the Alameda County clerk’s offices for the court’s appeals, civil, family, probate and records divisions will be open for in-person services from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The county’s criminal clerk’s offices and traffic clerk’s offices will maintain their current hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Bay Times reports.

The closure of the offices was in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, limiting all services with the exception of essential trials and in-person proceedings.

However, county courthouses are still under the directive requiring all visitors to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Judicial officers will also have the option to limit courtroom capacity if they see fit.

Fremont City Council to review possible modification to Paseo Padre roadway

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The Fremont City Council on Tuesday will consider removing two lanes from the four-lane Paseo Padre Parkway in order to curb drivers traveling at unsafe speeds on the sloped roadway, East Bay Times reports.

However, some area residents believe the reduction to only one lane in both directions on the one-mile strip of road between Driscoll Road and Washington Boulevard will result in traffic jams with many drivers often heading to the Interstate 680 onramp at Washington Boulevard.

The Fremont City Council rejected the proposed alteration of the road six months ago, asking city staff to reevaluate what options the city has to make Paseo Padre safer.

The city public works staff suggested the removal of lanes to make space for a buffered bike lane, along with flashing pedestrian lights at intersections during a community meeting on April 7.

However, the city staff report includes “significant community input expressed in opposition,” noting that the council has the option to install the suggested safety measures while skipping the lane removal.

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