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, two-sentence news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

A symbol of the Island’s shipbuilding past is set to be demolished. An 86-foot-tall shipyard crane built during World War II and located next to the Main Street ferry terminal awaits the wrecking ball. The City Council has approved a contract to remove it.

City Council members offered a vote of support Tuesday for the expansion of Crab Cove onto a 3.899-acre federal property across the street that was once slated for housing. The council unanimously okayed a resolution supporting the East Bay Regional Park District’s quest to obtain the property, which the federal officials dubbed Neptune Pointe, to expand the park.

Our full tweet by tweet coverage of Tuesday’s council meeting is here.

Property owners who The Alamedan has interviewed and others who have commented on prior stories in The Alamedan’s running series on rents have said the recent rise in rents is only part of the story of rental housing in the Bay Area. They said the free market cuts both ways, impacting both tenants and landlords.

The Island was recently named a finalist for Sunset Magazine’s first “Sunset Travel Awards” in the category “Best Municipal Makeover/Reinvention Town” for Spirits Alley – the stretch of wineries, distilleries, and a brewery along Monarch Street on Alameda Point that the city christened with its new moniker last October. We’ve got that and more local business news in this month’s Alameda Business Buzz.

News in brief(er): Artemis Racing is staying at Alameda Point – for now … the Peralta Community College District, which includes the College of Alameda, is seeking a new chancellor … and firefighters battled a pair of blazes this week.