Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened this week.
Updated at 10:34 a.m. Monday, November 10 in BOLD
Mayoral challenger Trish Spencer extended her lead over incumbent Marie Gilmore on Sunday, a shift that may close the door on Gilmore’s chances of keeping her seat.
Spencer now leads Gilmore by 127 votes, more than double the 58-vote lead she held when results were released Saturday. That’s after 863 additional Alameda votes were counted Sunday.
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters counted about 10,000 votes on Sunday, numbers it released on its website showed. Registrar Tim Dupuis said Monday his office has another 14,000 provisional ballots to process.
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. Each of the five candidates has decades of experience in the health care industry.
Alameda voters will decide on candidates for the school board after all, as a third candidate for two open board seats filed his paperwork to run on Wednesday.