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Voter statistics, trends ahead of June primary BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Voter dynamics and registration ahead of California’s June 3 primary election: _ As of April, California had 17.6 million registered voters, about 73 percent of those eligible to vote. _ Registration is 43.5 percent Democratic, 28.6 percent Republican and 21.1 percent no party preference. _ San Francisco County has the highest percentage of voters registered Democratic (56.3 percent) and no party preference (30.7 percent).

_ Modoc County has the highest Republican Party registration (49.2 percent). _ While Democrats dominate in registration, Republicans dominate geographically, at least according to county. Of California’s 58 counties, 31 are majority Republican and 27 are majority Democratic. _ The electorate for the June primary is expected to be overwhelmingly conservative, older and whiter than California’s overall voter registration base. Sources: Secretary of state’s office; Public Policy Institute of California.

SUBMITTED BY ALAMEDA CTC Winter is behind us, and it’s time to spring into motion. Bicycling and walking are essential components of Alameda County’s transportation system. Alameda CTC and Measure B have been supporting active transportation (biking and walking) in a variety of strategic ways, and data collected through the Alameda CTC bicycle and pedestrian count program suggest that levels of cycling and walking are growing, and that the diversity of cyclists is increasing. From 2010 to 2013, bicycling in the county increased 17 percent. Efforts to make our communities more walkable and bikeable include targeted grant programs and funds to each city for bicycle and pedestrian improvements. We also require all local jurisdictions that receive transportation sales tax funding to adopt a “complete streets policy” to ensure that our streets are safe, convenient and inviting for all users. To continue and expand this investment in active transportation, the 2014 Transportation Expendi-

ture Plan includes $651 million for bicycle and pedestrian paths, safety projects and educational programs - more than doubling the existing investment. In addition, 15 percent of the $2.3 billion in funding for city and county streets will support bicycle and pedestrian investments. Thursday, May 8 is Bike to Work Day and Bike to School Day. Alameda CTC supports the innovative BikeMobile, which is part of the Safe Routes to Schools program. The BikeMobile, along with its bicycle mechanic staff, visits schools and community organizations and events to deliver no-cost hands-on bicycle repair and bicycle safety training to promote riding bikes to school. As you prepare to bike to work on Thursday, May 8, or bike to school during one of the many Bike to School days in May, consider taking one of the many free bicycle safety and education classes in cities throughout Alameda County. Family cycling workshops, free adult “Urban Cycling” and “Learn to Ride” classes and safety seminars are listed at

New Haven Unified news SUBMITTED BY NEW HAVEN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Foundation awards nearly $80,000 in scholarships: Fifty-one seniors from James Logan and ConleyCaraballo high schools and the Decoto School for Independent Study received $79,050 worth of college scholarships at the New Haven Schools Foundation’s annual Scholarship Luncheon held April 23. Over the next few weeks, names of the student recipients will be listed along with the scholarship sponsors and the award amounts. This first group of student awardees represents Logan High School: Sena Agbemadon (Hector & Shirley Caraballo $1,000, New Haven Administrators Association $500), Amihan Agustin (Raymond Castro Memorial $300), Samantha Bonilla (Dorothy Lenz Memorial $1,000), Claudia Castillo (Zoe Means Life $500), Katie Chang (Shutes & Ladders $250, Union City Management Leadership $1,000), Marilyn Cruz (Puente Project $250), Maranda Decierdo (JAM Memorial $500), Ashley DeLaVega (Puente Project $250), Harjot Dhaliwal (Masonic Homes of California $2,500, Washington Hospital $1,000), Selena Flores (Zoe Means Life $500), Filiberto Garcia Nunez (Migrant PAC Education $500), Mursal Gardezi (Lawson/Curry 1983 $5,000, Union City Management Leadership $1000), Anthony Gonzalez (E&H Graulich Memorial $500, Jess & Ruth Orozco Memorial $500, New Haven Administrators Association $500), Sarah Goulart (Puente Project $250), Justin Hernandez (David Mattingly Memorial $500, Jeff Curson Memorial $500, Yvonne Givens Memorial $500), Catrina Kay (Zoe Means Life $500), Vishnu Kumar (Lawson/Curry

1983 $5,000, Tom Kitayama Sr. & Jr. Memorial $1,000). “Artists Take Flight” at Logan: Students studying several disciplines will display their work when Logan High’s Art Department and the school’s Regional Occupational Program photography class put on “Artists Take Flight,” the school’s first invitational mixed media student art show. The event will be “showcasing the best of our student artists” in studio art, ceramics, digital art, drawing, multicultural art, two-dimensional animation and photography, teacher Elba Rios reports. A free opening reception is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the lobby of the school’s Center for the Performing Arts, 1800 H Street, Union City. The works also will be on display for ticket holders to the school’s Performing Arts Gala on Friday, May 9. Bike to School Day: Hundreds of students at Alvarado, Eastin, Kitayama, Pioneer and Searles elementary schools and Cesar Chavez Middle School – along with a few teachers, classified employees and administrators — will be taking part Thursday, May 8, in “Bike to Work and School Day.” “It’s time to dust off your bike, pump up the tires, and check the brakes,” reports site coordinator Carrie Harvilla of Alameda County’s Safe Routes to School program. “Join your friends, reach out to your neighbors, form a bike train — hop on and pedal. Each year more and more schools join the celebration and fun of using pedal power to get to and from school. Bike commuting is good for our health, the community, and the planet. Be part of the solution!” More information is available online at or by e-mail:


Motorcycles Q: Are motorcycles allowed to split lanes on any road? A. Lane splitting by motorcycles is permissible but must be done in a safe and prudent manner. The California Vehicle Code does not prohibit lane splitting in any of the sections.

Sgt. Donn Tasano

Sgt. Mark Dang

BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE Alameda County Renew books by phone (510) 790-8096 For more information about the Bookmobile call (510) 745-1477 or visit Times & Stops subject to change Tuesday, May 6 9:15 – 11:00 Daycare Center Visit – FREMONT 2:00 – 2:30 Daycare Center Visit – FREMONT 2:30 – 3:25 Cabrillo School, 36700 San Pedro Dr., FREMONT 4:45 – 5:30 Baywood Apts., 4275 Bay St., FREMONT 5:50 – 6:30 Jerome Ave. and Ohlones St., FREMONT Wednesday, May 7 1:00 – 1:45 Hillside School, 15980 Marcella St., San Leandro 2:00 – 2:45 Eden House Apts., 1601 165th Ave., San Leandro 3:15 – 3:45 Baywood Ct., 21966 Dolores St., Castro Valley 6:00 – 6:30 Camellia Dr., & Camellia Ct., Fremont Thursday, May 8 9:50 – 10:20 Daycare Center Visit – Fremont 10:40 – 11:30 Daycare Center Visit – Newark 1:15 – 1:45 Stellar Academy, 38325 Cedar Blvd., Newark 2:00 – 3:15 Graham Schoo, 36270 Cherry St., Newark Friday, May 9 9:45 – 11:15 Fame Charter School, 16244 Carolyn St., SAN LEANDRO 11:35 – 12:05 7th Step, 475 Medford Ave., HAYWARD 1:45 – 2:10 Daycare Center Visit SAN LORENZO 2:10 – 3:00 Hesperian School,

620 Drew St., SAN LORENZO Monday, May 12 9:20 – 10:00 Daycare Center Visit – Fremont 10:15 – 11:15 Daycare Center Visit – Fremont 1:45 – 2:45 Pioneer School, Blythe St., & Jean Dr., Union City 3:05 – 3:25 Alvarado Elementary Schoo, Fredi St. & Smith St., Union City 4:15 – 4:45 Greenhaven Apts., Alvarado Blvd. & Fair Ranch Rd., Union City 5:15 – 6:45 Forest Park School, Deep Creek Rd. & Maybird Circle, Fremont Tuesday, May 13 10:00 – 11:15 Daycare Center Visit UNION CITY 1:30 – 2:30 Mission Hills Middle School, 250 Tamarack Dr., UNION CITY 2:45 – 3:30 Purple Lotus Buddhist School, 33615 - 9th St., UNION CITY 4:50 – 5:30 Mariner Park, Regents Blvd. & Dorado Dr., UNION CITY 5:40 – 6:20 Sea Breeze Park, Dyer St. & Carmel Way, UNION CITY Wednesday, May 14 3:00 – 4:00 Warm Springs Community Center, 47300 Fernald St., FREMONT 4:15 – 4:50 Lone Tree Creek Park, Starlite Way & Turquoise St., FREMONT 6:00 – 6:30 Camellia Dr. & Camellia Ct., FREMONT

Milpitas Bookmobile stops Renew books by phone (800) 471-0991 For more information (408) 293-2326 x3060 Wednesday, May 14 1:45-3:00 1991 Landess Ave., Milpitas 3:15-3:45 120 Dixon Landing Rd., Milpitas

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