Otis Drive Safety Project – Transportation Commission Meeting

Otis Drive is on the agenda of the Transportation Commission meeting this Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers (3rd floor) at Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. Community members – including kids – are encouraged to attend and speak about about what these changes would mean to them. (This project will also be on the City Council agenda for Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m.) 

City staff and the consultant team are recommending approval of a design concept, which will allow for the low-cost improvements to be constructed next year.  The recommended concept for the one-mile study area segment of Otis Drive between Westline Drive and Willow Street is expected to reduce speeds and improve safety for all street users including people who walk, bike, take the bus and drive.

You can read all about it here or see an outline plan here. If you want to comment but are unable to attend the meeting, please email    

Eco Swap

CASA Youth, led by high school students of Alameda, will be holding an Eco Swap this Friday, May 24 at Jackson Park from 3-5 pm! Drop off all your gently used items at designated collection bins, May 20-22, at Alameda High, Wood Middle, Lincoln Middle, and ACLC schools. Acceptable items include but are not limited to clothes, books, school supplies, home decor, etc. Then, come out to the Eco Swap and get free second hand items!
Reusing and recycling these items rather than throwing them out and buying new ones will largely reduce our carbon emissions. It’s one of our only options to steer our future towards a sustainable and healthy environment. See you at the Eco Swap!

Dine & Donate – Mod Pizza!

Mark your calendars for DINE & DONATE at Mod Pizza, Southshore, this Wednesday, May 15th. Present a paper or digital flyer to your server and enjoy a delicious meal anytime during the day, and 20% will be donated back to Wood!  
Fliers will go home this week. Additional flyers can be picked up in the Wood office, or you can print your own, here.  Help support Wood Middle School while enjoying a tasty meal!