Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second headline review. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.
Alameda schools officials are crediting new, more progressive discipline policies for a drop in suspensions and expulsions. The district has implemented restorative justice programs at Alameda, Encinal and Island high schools that focus on repairing the damage a student has done, instead of just punishing students for doing something wrong.
New assumptions about how long public workers will live, what they’ll earn and when they’ll retire are expected to mean bigger pension bills for the City of Alameda.
Alameda Music Project (AMP) is a tuition-free, after school music education program currently piloting at Maya Lin School.
The Alameda Point Collaborative still has spaces available in its Farm2Market community supported agriculture spring subscription program.
Managers of Alameda’s Harbor Bay and Main Street ferry services and city officials are hosting a pair of public hearings this month to gauge riders’ interest in increasing service and to collect the community’s thoughts on ways to improve access to both terminals.
The city will likely soon be seeking a firm to build a long-desired Shore Line Drive bikeway that staffers say will offer a safer route and bay views to cyclists traversing a 1.8-mile stretch of the Island.
January was a very busy month for the Alameda Education Foundation.
It is now officially an epidemic. Wherever one goes to a restaurant - low cost, middle range or high end - the wait staff has taken to referring to their patrons as “guys.”
Alameda schools officials are crediting new, more progressive discipline policies for a drop in suspensions and expulsions.
I came to fully understand the process of entering midlife when I researched, reflected, and wrote my dissertation. And the awareness that others shared the same experience was validating and clarifying. Hopefully this writing is helping others achieve the same appreciation.
The Alameda Health Care District Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 in the Dal Cielo Conference Room at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Avenue.