Tony Daysog

 
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your Alameda week in review. Here’s your Island news for this week.

The San Leandro Bay Bridge – better known to locals as the Bay Farm Island bridge – will be getting a bit of a facelift. The car bridge will be closed nights starting in October. The bike bridge, meanwhile, will be shuttered for some daytime and some evening hours.

When an Alamedan reader questioned a statement City Councilman Tony Daysog made Tuesday night regarding a $995,000 upgrade for the Alameda Police Department's dispatch and records system, Daysog responded on Twitter and a lively debate ensued. Here's their exchange.

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

City Councilman Tony Daysog is considering a run for another office: The Congressional seat being vacated by Rep. George Miller.

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges facing city leaders seeking to redevelop Alameda Point during tough economic times is finding the money to revitalize the 918-acre former Naval base. To address that challenge, some City Council candidates are suggesting Alameda take a look overseas.

“This world economy should not be a one way street. It should be a two way street. And I’d like to foster that,” said Stewart Chen, a council candidate who says Alameda should consider talking to foreign investors.