The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Michele Ellson

Photo by Richard Bangert.

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

Island City Opera hosted its first-ever Opera Concert in Franklin Park on Saturday. Here's a short video of some of Saturday's performances.

Finding Marina Cove Waterfront Park for the start of Saturday’s “Alameda Walks” event was an educational experience for participant Richard Bangert. He details the experience in writing and photographs in The Alamedan’s first-ever Community Journal.

Schools leaders are preparing to hire veteran Alameda schools administrator Sean McPhetridge to serve as the Island's interim schools chief for the 2014-15 school year.

Alameda’s top cop says the police department will do more to help homeless people following the release of a video that showed local police ticketing a homeless veteran and suggesting he leave Alameda for Oakland.

Alameda voters will be faced with low turnout on their local ballots this fall, with a pair of candidates running for mayor and three candidates in the race for two open council seats. Here’s our quick-and-dirty rundown on who’s on the ballot.

News in brief(er): An Alameda resident brings a local version of Monopoly to life … and Alameda’s Finish Ticket is set to perform at the Outside Land festival in San Francisco.