The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Michele Ellson

Welcome to another edition of The Broad Brush, The Alamedan's weekly, two-sentence news review. Here's what happened this week.

The Chuck Corica Golf Complex’s driving range closed on Monday – but that’s good news: Renovations at the 86-year-old municipal golf complex have begun. Renovations at the Lucious Bateman Driving Range, which will take an estimated four to six weeks depending on weather, are the start of a planned $6.7 million facelift for the golf complex.

Schools leaders want to know what you think needs to be done with Historic Alameda High School, so they’re hosting four meetings to share information and gather public input regarding the future of the school in April and May. The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11; 6 p.m. Monday, April 15; 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20; and 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, and will be held in the Alameda High School cafeteria.

A state agency is finalizing a $1.3 million grant that could help clear the Estuary of abandoned vessels, old piers and other hazards. An effort spearheaded by Brock de Lappe, Alameda Marina’s harbormaster, to address a related issue – people living in unregistered boats on the Estuary – caught the attention of CalRecycle, and the state agency decided to put $650,000 toward an Estuary cleanup; the department’s spokesman said it is finalizing a deal to collect another $650,000 in matching funds from the Cosco Busan oil spill settlement.

And the two state Legislators representing Alameda have put forward more than three dozen bills over the past few months. Here's a brief rundown on each.