The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Michele Ellson

Image from the Acorn yearbook.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

Are you confused by all the hubbub over Neptune Pointe? To make things a little easier for our readers, we've assembled this flow chart that spells out who the players are and how they're engaged in the mega-dispute over this vacant, 3.9-acre federal property across the street from Crab Cove.

Alameda and a list of other East Bay cities and wastewater districts will fix aging sewers in an effort to keep sewage from spilling into San Francisco Bay and the Oakland/Alameda Estuary as part of a lawsuit settlement announced Monday. Property owners, six cities and two wastewater districts will split the $1.5 billion cost of upgrading and maintaining the system over the next 22 years.

The city kicked off efforts to develop the first mile of its long-planned Cross Alameda Trail with a one-hour community meeting to vet its designs Monday night. The Transportation Commission is expected to consider approving a plan for the $1.8 million walking, jogging and cycling trail segment on September 24, and construction could begin in 2015.

A pair of Alameda firefighter/paramedics will soon be doing more than just responding to medical emergencies: They will be checking up on the city’s infirm residents after they leave the hospital. The City Council on Tuesday night signed off on the city’s participation in the Alameda County Community Paramedicine Pilot Project.

Jim Pruitt and Kate DeWein caught up with the graduates of the Alameda High School Class of 1964 at their 50th reunion on Saturday night. Here are some of their stories.

An Encinal High School teacher and his supporters are battling schools administrators’ decision to transfer him to a different high school, the latest in a string of hotly contested teacher transfers on which the school board has been asked to weigh in.

News in brief(er): Vandals flooded the baseball field at the College of Alameda on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of three youth league championship games.