The Broad Brush: Your Alameda news in 60 seconds

The Broad Brush: Your Alameda news in 60 seconds

Michele Ellson

Photo courtesy of the Alameda Commuters.

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

What do you think the city and its citizens can do to keep everyone safe on Alameda’s streets? Alamedans weighed in.

The 88th annual Alameda Commuters golf tournament teed off last weekend at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex with a field of 208 of the best amateur golfers from the west coast of California. Medalist honors for the first 36 holes went to Carlos Briones of San Lorenzo, who fired rounds of 68-66 for an eight-under total of 134 at the halfway point in this 72-hole event.

Alameda’s City Council appears set to sign off on a new ordinance requiring companies purchasing large grocery stores to retain workers for at least 90 days if the stores’ ownership changes. Council members expressed unanimous support Tuesday night for a proposed ordinance requiring stores over 15,000 square feet to post ownership changes and retain workers for 90 days after a sale or transfer takes place.

Our full tweet by tweet from Tuesday’s meeting is here.

The head of Alameda’s Rent Review Advisory Committee is being forced to move by his landlord. And he’s concerned that use of the 60-day notices to vacate like the one he received is on the rise.

In 1872, A.A. Cohen and his wife, Emilie, hired the architectural firm of Wright and Sanders to help them express their affluence. Dennis Evanosky discusses the result - a 70-room East End mansion.

News in brief(er): An Armenia woman recently told her father’s story of a 1915 Armenian genocide.