The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Michele Ellson

Photo courtesy of the Alameda Food Bank.

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

The Alameda Health Care District Board welcomed a new member and a new Alameda Hospital administrator on Monday, before launching into a spirited discussion about its future in the wake of an affiliation deal that handed day to day management of the hospital to Alameda County’s public health system.

The November 2014 election is (finally!) over, but we’ve still got a few post-election items to share. Here’s our brief wrap of Election 2014.

The City Council offered preliminary approvals for a plan to build up to 380 new homes on the 11-acre Del Monte warehouse, a development that one council member said could offer the last new housing the Island will see for years.

Here’s our tweet by tweet of all the council action. And here’s an extra edition featuring an exchange between City Councilman Tony Daysog and a reader.

Englishman. Artist. Fisherman. Carny. Oh, and a huge Giants fan. All of these words describe Oakland actor and author John Mercer, who’ll be sharing his collection of true tales in his one-man show, Swearing in English, at the Altarena Playhouse this month.

The Alameda Food Bank just completed another successful turkey drive. Director Troy Gilbert talks about what it took to get the job done in this Community Journal piece.