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 two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.

The Alameda Credit Union is pursuing a merger, citing rising costs, new regulations and a desire to provide more services. The 76-year-old credit union is seeking approval from state and federal regulators to merge with Redwood City-based Provident Credit Union, and will seek its members’ approval if the regulators sign off, according to a letter the credit union’s leaders sent to members.

The owners of a nursing home now being run by Alameda Hospital is suing the City of Alameda Health Care District and the hospital, claiming managers there breached their contract to lease the home by not taking over on the date planned. In an April 9 lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court, Waters Edge, Inc. is seeking $315,250 in damages, plus interest and court costs. A case management conference is scheduled for August 22.

Alameda's public school students are forsaking the gray bin, putting paper and food scraps in their place. Here’s a graphic demonstrating their progress.

The city is seeking to evict Nelson’s Marine from its perch on Alameda Point. The sheriff’s office was expected to padlock the boat repair yard’s gates this week.

News in brief(er): A kitchen fire caused an estimated $5,000 worth of damage in an Otis Drive apartment … Norma Arnerich was honored for her long support of golf in Alameda with an honorary membership on the Commuters Golf Tournament committee ... and a federal judge has tossed a freelance journalist's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, claiming the journalist has no right to records on a 1973 Navy jet crash into an Alameda apartment building.