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Today I'm excited to present your local school and city candidates' responses to our Election 2014 candidate questionnaires. You can find candidates' responses to questions in the candidate questionnaire section of our Election 2014 page.

As a longtime member of the Harbor Bay Club, a strong supporter of the proposed new Harbor Bay Club and resident within the Headlands development of Harbor Bay Isle, I am very frustrated with the many misrepresentations that those who are opposed to the club have been stating regarding a number of topics. But specifically for this letter, I want to speak about traffic.

There is nothing quite like pain to concentrate the mind. We share this trait with all other living beings. There is nothing that will take your mind off the mundane facts of life and nail it into one place than an action like poking oneself in the eye.

In honor of learner and tutor accomplishments, Alameda Reads will hold a celebration from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. September 23 at the Alameda Free Library’s main branch.

Alameda Council Boy Scouts of America invites boys in grades one through five to join one of our nine Cub Scout packs in the city of Alameda.

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 16 in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.

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

After a long and frustrating renovation of the old A-1 Vacuum & Sewing location on Park Street, Sergio Silva of Team Silva Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his wife, Rebecca Trissell of Yoga Alameda, are planning to open their his-and-hers studio Tuesday.

One of the interesting quirks of running is that it's possible for a person to excel without having started at a young age.