The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Michele Ellson

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

A plan to build 414 new homes in and around an historic Del Monte warehouse all but sailed through the Planning Board on Monday, though Planning Board members voted to hold off on okaying a required traffic management plan until some fixes are made. The City Council is expected to consider approving the project on November 18. Here’s our tweet by tweet.

Leaders of The Academy of Alameda Middle School charter want to open a grade school program in the fall of 2015. The school board held a public hearing on the proposed charter on Tuesday and is tentatively scheduled to consider approval on October 14.

A school board veteran, a special education teacher and an accountant who helped start a local youth sports league are vying for a pair of seats on Alameda’s Board of Education this fall. Mike McMahon is seeking his fourth term on the board, while teacher Solana Henneberry and Gary Lym, a retired accountant and professor, are also seeking a seat.

Two of the three candidates sounded off in an Alamedan/Alameda Sun candidate forum last weekend. And here’s the tweet by tweet.

Jamie Banes and Silvie Lukacova have occupied studio space at Autobody Fine Art for the past two years, and when a break in the gallery’s exhibition schedule permitted, they self-curated a two-person show. “Of Walls and Floors” opened September 12 for a brief, two-week run, which will conclude with a closing reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

News in brief(er):: More than two dozen people were evacuated from their homes due to a weekend fire … and Alamedans cleaned up Crown Beach.