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 weekly news review. Here are your local headlines for the week.

The developer behind one of the most prominent, most litigated projects in Alameda has restarted the permit application process. Some key details have changed since his last push, according to newly available documents.

Schools leaders considered issuings $75 million in bonds for school construction projects and also, which projects the money will pay for.

Rising rents and a spate of termination and eviction notices have prompted speculation about who owns the thousands of rental units that populate the Island. So we decided to look into who owns property here, what’s changed hands over the past year – and who is responsible for rent increases that have been challenged by residents as excessive.

Cinema Grill, on the corner of Central Avenue and Oak Street, isn’t your average restaurant. Cheryl Connick has a review.

News in brief(er): The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex is offering a free screening of the documentary “Facing Fear” … and Alameda-based Niman Ranch is helping the Chipotle restaurant chain weather a carnitas crisis.