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 the news for this week.

Candidates for four open Alameda Health Care District Board seats offer a range of policy and practical health care experience – and a universal desire to continue providing care right here on the Island. Four people – incumbents Lynn Bratchett, Robert Deutsch and Tracy Jensen, along with newcomer Jim Meyers – are running for three open, four-year terms on the board; newly appointed board member Kathryn Sáenz Duke is vying solo for a two-year term, so her name won’t appear on the ballot.

The City Council has signed off on a pair of finalists vying for the right to develop a key piece of Alameda Point. Alamedans will get the chance to meet representatives from Calgary-based Brookfield Residential and Alameda Point Partners, a group of developers from the Bay Area and beyond, on September 29.

An Alameda resident is asking the city to change its contract with Alameda County Industries to make the hauler expand its on-call pickup service. She’s questioning whether the lack of service for apartment and other multifamily building dwellers is driving a proliferation of illegal dumping.

Last week, we announced that we’re partnering with the Alameda Sun to host a pair of campaign forums. The city candidate forum will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 18 in the Regina K. Stafford Room (the big room next to Dewey’s Café) in the Main Library, 1550 Oak Street. And you can check out your school board candidates from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 20 in the multipurpose room at Maya Lin School, 825 Taylor Avenue.

Capone's owner Mark Strachan's opening night arrest has been the talk of Alameda this week. But how's the food? Denise Shelton's final review for The Alamedan offers her take on Capone's ambiance, food and drink – and her first-person account of The Arrest.

News in brief(er): The Neptune Beach Community Celebration hits Webster Street this weekend … Abbott Diabetes Care has developed a wearable monitor for diabetics and is marketing it in Europe … and funeral services are being held for Robert Warnick, who once headed Alameda’s public works department.