Alameda Point

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

The Planning Board took a first look Monday at a plan intended to blunt the traffic to and from Alameda Point by offering incentives to walk, bike, carpool and take public transit.

The City Council is slated to vote tonight on a complex land and cash swap deal that will resolve deeds to public trust property on the Island’s northern waterfront, give the school district the money it needs to fix up pools at Encinal High School and hand housing funds and the former Island High School site to the Alameda Housing Authority.

City and schools leaders are set to consider a complex land and cash deal that will resolve a series of long-running disputes put resources into the hands of the agencies that can make the best use of them, staffers who drafted the agreements said.

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

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

Alameda Unified's suspension and expulsion rates declined last year, newly released state data show, though rates for African American and Latino students remained disproportionately high. District leaders attributed the drop to more supportive disciplinary interventions.

The City Council signed off on a pile of planning documents Tuesday that will pave the way for development at Alameda Point. Here's how it all went down.

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

About 300 volunteers showed up for an old-fashioned park raising Saturday at the future Jean Sweeney Open Space Park, to weed, mulch, paint a mural and build planter boxes and compost bins for a future community garden at the 22-acre park. Donna Eyestone stopped by and captured this video of Saturday's event.

Are you interested in the future of Alameda Point? If so, we’ve scheduled a meetup where you can share your ideas on the Point with other like-minded souls.

The Alamedan’s Alameda Point meetup will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, January 31 at Blue Danube, which is on the corner of Park Street and Alameda Avenue. There’s no charge to come and share your thought on the Point, and Blue Danube has coffee, wine, sandwiches and treats available to purchase and enjoy.

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

State Controller John Chiang’s office recently released 2012 pay, pension and health cost data for California’s city and county employees, offering a detailed breakdown of costs by both employee and department. The Alamedan posted some of the key details Chiang offered up on Alameda’s municipal workforce in this graphic.