The Broad Brush: Your Alameda news in 60 seconds

The Broad Brush: Your Alameda news in 60 seconds

Michele Ellson

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

The Planning Board considered approvals for a 31-unit apartment building for low-income seniors proposed to be built as part of the Del Monte warehouse development.

Alameda’s development-watchers have a new tool to help them keep track of development proposals and construction projects on the Island. The city has partnered with San Francisco-based app developer BuildingEye to create an interactive map that will make it easier to find planning, building and code enforcement data the city had previously offered in database form.

Alameda celebrated Harvey Milk Day.

A spate of deadly police shootings in cities across the country – and the city’s recent settlement of an excessive force case here at home – have prompted questions about when and how police use force. The answers? Rarely. And, it depends.

Nielsen Tam, a longtime educator and second-term school board member hailed as a soft-spoken champion for Alameda’s youth and for equity in the Island’s schools, died Sunday night after a months-long battle with leukemia. He was 69.

News in brief(er): Alameda Health System hired a new chief executive … St. Joseph Notre Dame High School hired an interim principal … and Christine Chilcott is Girls Inc. of the Island City’s new executive director.