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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly news review. Here are your local headlines for the week.

The developer behind one of the most prominent, most litigated projects in Alameda has restarted the permit application process. Some key details have changed since his last push, according to newly available documents.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s a review of your headlines for the week.

Should Alameda have one comprehensive high school or two? That’s one of the main questions facing schools leaders as their proposed $179.5 million facilities bond heads toward a November vote.

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

The Planning Board discussed plans Monday to redevelop the historic Del Monte warehouse as concerns over the proposed development and others along the Island’s Northern Waterfront grow. Developer Tim Lewis Communities wants to build 414 new townhomes, lofts and flats in the seven-acre warehouse and on two new development pads on the Del Monte property, which sits at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Sherman Street.

Voters will get the chance to decide this November whether they want to pay for $179.5 million in bonds to repair and modernize Alameda’s schools.

The school board voted 4-1 Tuesday to place the bond on the ballot, ending months of will-they-or-won’t-they wrangling that saw some board members support, then retreat from a plan to focus bond spending on Alameda’s high schools and one – Barbara Kahn – cast the final vote needed to move forward after saying she planned to vote no.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your Alameda news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department's 48th annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest was held this past Saturday on Robert W. Crown State Beach, and videographer Donna Eyestone was on hand to capture the action for The Alamedan.

School board members okayed a spending plan Tuesday for a proposed facilities bond, though the board may ultimately decide not to place the bond on the ballot in November.

The board voted 3-2 to approve a new bond spending plan that would see the school district spending about $85 million on its two main high schools – half of what board members originally considered – and the rest on middle and high schools. The plan board members originally considered would have the district spending almost all of the $179.5 million it could seek on modernizing its two main high schools.

Alameda's Board of Education okayed a spending plan for a school bond Tuesday, but it's not yet clear whether they will put a bond on the ballot this fall. Here's what we got, and what you said about it.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for this week.

Alameda’s Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to take another step toward putting a bond measure on the November ballot.

The vote capped a wild evening that saw a pair of board members – Barbara Kahn and Trish Spencer – announce they wouldn’t support a proposal to ask voters for a bond focused on transforming Alameda’s two main high schools, moves that appeared to kill the district’s bond plans since four votes will be needed to put a proposal on the ballot.