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The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Photo by Richard Bangert.

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

A few hours north of San Francisco, in the Mayacamas Mountains, sits the world’s largest geothermal field. Alameda Municipal Power took more than 60 customers and staffers on a tour of one of The Geysers’ power plants on October 10; here are our pictures. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

The Campaign Column: A Dem dispute

Members of the City of Alameda Democratic Club are fuming over a mailer the club’s leadership sent to local voters that they say appeared to extend the club’s imprimatur to candidates its members didn’t endorse, while others are upset that the club’s campaign office offers campaign materials from some of the same candidates. A few are so upset they said they’re quitting the club in protest. Read more >> about The Campaign Column: A Dem dispute

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.

Alameda police are rescinding a ticket they gave a homeless veteran on a charge he was illegally living in his car. On October 1, the department asked the Alameda County Superior Court to dismiss a ticket issued to Aaron Colyer after police found him sitting in a parking lot in his van. Read more >> about The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Rents Blog: The Rent Review Advisory Committee

Alameda’s Rent Review Advisory Committee reviews complaints about potentially excessive rent increases and tries to mediate disputes between landlords and renters over a touchy subject that both may have a tough time discussing unaided: Money.

The committee, which meets monthly as complaints arise, is Alameda’s primary tool for addressing rent disputes. Chairperson Karen Miller says its approach has produced solutions for renters grappling with steep increases and poor property conditions. Read more >> about Rents Blog: The Rent Review Advisory Committee

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