Alameda Point

The City Council voted Wednesday to approve an exclusive agreement with Alameda Point Partners to negotiate a deal to develop a 68-acre waterfront town center at the former Naval Air Station, despite opposition from residents who think the lame duck council should wait and let the new council decide.

“This is a tough decision. But stalling is not the answer to a tough decision,” Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft said.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs officially took ownership of 624 acres of Alameda Point on Monday, which it hopes to transform into a new, one-stop medical and benefits center, a national cemetery and a wildlife preserve. The department hopes to secure money from Congress to build the $208.6 million project next year, and a staffer said they anticipate it will be open for business in 2018 or 2019.

In today’s alert, we’ve got details on plans for shops and townhomes in an old Oak Street warehouse, a planning extension for Mapes Ranch and the latest news about Alameda Point.

 
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, our 60-second news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

Alameda police have arrested two men in connection with a string of apparent arson fires that took place within a seven-block radius on and around Park Street Sunday morning. But friends of one of the suspects in a string of early-morning fires Sunday are expressing disbelief he was involved in starting them.

The Social Service Human Relations Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2 in Conference Room 360 on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

In today’s alert, we’ve got hearing dates for the Del Monte development project, finalists to develop a commercial campus (or outlet mall) at Alameda Point and some updates on plans and projects to come.

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

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

An earthquake centered near American Canyon rattled the Bay Area a little before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. While the 6.0 temblor caused damage and knocked out power for many near the epicenter, Alamedans only lost sleep. Here's what happened and what Island residents shaken awake by the quake had to say.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened this week.

The late wrestling star Joseph "Pepper" Gomez was always proud to be from Alameda. Gomez, who wrestled from the 1950s through the 1980s, sold out venues around the world and here in the Bay Area.