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Updated at 3:22 p.m. Monday, July 28

Alameda and a list of other East Bay cities and wastewater districts will fix aging sewers in an effort to keep sewage from spilling into San Francisco Bay and the Oakland/Alameda Estuary as part of a lawsuit settlement announced Monday.

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

The Planning Board will consider design plans Monday for the new Marina Shores housing development on Buena Vista Avenue and for a 32-unit, six-building affordable housing complex in Alameda Landing.

One of my favorite non-running fitness activities is cycling. While I do enjoy running errands and using my bike for transportation when I can, I'm talking about using cycling for a workout.

The city is contemplating proposals from nine developers who’ve signaled their interest in developing some or all of a planned 150-acre Alameda Point waterfront town center and commercial development area. So who are these developers, and what do they bring to the table?

Today, we’re kicking off our Election 2014 fundraising drive. Our goal is to raise $1,000 to make sure you know who’s running, how they’d vote on the issues they’ll confront if elected, what their track record has been on major local issues and who’s paying for their campaigns.

The Mouse King sneaks up on Clara during an Alameda Civic Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Photo courtesy of Alameda Civic Ballet.

Alamedans are feeling pinched by rising rents, new survey results released by housing advocates Renewed Hope show.

We had friends visit us last week. They came on Wednesday and left Saturday afternoon. In between we indulged in our favorite pastimes of talking, eating, riding around to restaurants and coming home to hang out and talk and visit some more.

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.