MONTCLARION: September 3, 2014
He’s done Montclair’s heavy lifting since 1986. UPS driver Jeff Acosta is retiring at the end of October after 28 years of delivering packages to Montclair Village merchants and residents.
Email bag: When are jaywalkers more like sleepwalkers? When they cross the street illegally — eyes glued to their cell phones. This dangerous behavior is well-documented in Montclair Village and reader Una Evensen says the scofflaws include “adults with children, and those who choose to jaywalk four feet from a crosswalk.” She wants me to remind pedestrians and drivers to please be careful.
Now and then: Old-timers know how much Oakland has changed. So does young artist Chelsea Wurms, who grew up in Montclair and recently returned from college to organize a photo exhibit that documents Oakland’s transformation. Her multimedia show focuses on the change in the West Oakland and Lake Merritt Station areas — two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Check out “Pieces of Oakland” at Warehouse 416 (416 26th St.) through Sept. 27.
Animal tales: Who’s running with the big dogs these days? Little dogs, according to the folks at Oakland Animal Services. Cashing in on the trend, The shelter is hosting “Chi Mania” from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There’ll be refreshments and fun for humans and the dozens of Chihuahuas — pure and mixed — up for adoption. You can pick up little guys like Midnight, who loves a good belly rub, for the reduced price of $35.