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The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

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

The onetime leader of the College of Alameda, the head of Alameda Little League and no fewer than three onetime school board members are among the nearly two dozen people who have applied to fill the remainder of Mayor Trish Spencer’s term on the school board. Finalists were to be selected Thursday. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Growing Up in Alameda: Happy Days and the Fonz

Our first encounter with Fred “the Fonz” Gaspar took place kitty corner from Alameda High School at Rider’s Drive-In, which was at Oak Street and Central Avenue. Fred was 10 years older, drove a ‘48 Ford pickup and had a reputation that scared us to death. He was a fighter and a motorcycle racer, the epitome of COOL. Truly, we were the “Happy Days” prototype, 17 years before the TV show aired. (I was a jock, but more the Richie character.) Read more >> about Growing Up in Alameda: Happy Days and the Fonz

Amblin' Alameda: What women shouldn't want

One of Alameda's many outstanding features is its location. We sit in the very center of the action in the San Francisco Bay area; draw a circle around us 10 miles in diameter and everything important is within it. On Sunday we took advantage of our proximity to The City of Fog to have brunch with a friend followed by a matinee (and I think premiere) performance of "The Cable Car Nymphomaniac," a musical by Tony Asaro and Kirsten Guenther. Read more >> about Amblin' Alameda: What women shouldn't want

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

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. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Running in the 'Meda: A runner's report card

I like to track my fitness. When I was in my 20s and 30s, I focused mostly on how fast I was running, typically comparing my times for road and track races. When I got into my 40s, though, as with approximately 100 percent of humans, I couldn't run as fast as I used to, so I started to look at my year-to-year fitness in different ways. Sometimes it involved miles of running (e.g., how many compared to the previous five years), or combined workouts of running, walking, cycling, and swimming. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: A runner's report card

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