The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Michele Ellson

Welcome to this week’s installment of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week:

A federal judge offered the city a fresh victory in former Alameda Point developer SunCal's fraud and breach of contract lawsuit, deciding the developer isn't entitled to recoup the $17 million it spent in its effort to reach a development deal. The scope of the case is now limited to whether former Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant failed to negotiate with SunCal in good faith as the developer alleges and whether the city must return SunCal’s $1 million deposit, which the city is still holding in escrow.

Alameda’s City Council signed off on a lease for a new microbrewery out at Alameda Point. Faction Brewing Company is expected to be open for business next spring.

And a trio of locals has set up a parklet in front of Tucker’s Ice Cream as part of an international event aimed at boosting creation of the urban gathering spaces. The parklet will be up and running from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

News in brief(er): An Alameda man was killed in a September 14 car crash on Highway 1. Peter Keenan was 43.

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