The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Michele Ellson

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened this week.

The late wrestling star Joseph "Pepper" Gomez was always proud to be from Alameda. Gomez, who wrestled from the 1950s through the 1980s, sold out venues around the world and here in the Bay Area.

Alamedans are feeling pinched by rising rents, new survey results released by housing advocates Renewed Hope show. About two-thirds of the 189 survey respondents said their rent has increased over the past 12 months, and 15 percent said their rent has gone up more than 10 percent – the ceiling typically recommended by Alameda’s Rent Review Advisory Committee.

The city is contemplating proposals from nine developers who’ve signaled their interest in developing some or all of a planned 150-acre Alameda Point waterfront town center and commercial development area. Here’s the quick-and-dirty on each developer and team.

The Planning Board will consider design plans Monday for the new Marina Shores housing development on Buena Vista Avenue and for a 32-unit, six-building affordable housing complex in Alameda Landing. The board will also take a look at a transportation plan meant to blunt the traffic Marina Shores is expected to generate – a plan required of all new housing developments in Alameda.

News in brief(er): An Alameda restaurant got a stolen painting back after tens of thousands of people learned of the theft on Facebook … Alamedan Betty Yee will be on the November ballot for controller after her opponent for the runner’s up slot conceded the race … Alameda’s Park Street Art & Wine Festival is this weekend … Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is returning to the USS Hornet … and Radio Day by the Bay is also taking place this weekend.