The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Michele Ellson

Happy Friday, Alameda! Here’s this week’s version of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence news review.

Tonight, football teams from Alameda and Encinal high schools will meet in the 58th Island Bowl matchup. The junior varsity game begins at 4 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m.; both games are at Thompson Field, which is at the corner of Walnut Street and Clement Avenue. We’ve got a history of the big game here.

The Pacific Pinball Museum opened for business on Webster Street in late 2009, but its managers say they need more space to display the hundreds of pinball machines they’ve got. So they’re raising money for new digs in San Francisco. (That said, they say they’d like to maintain a presence here on the Island.)

Sunday marks the start of Banned Books Week, which the Alameda Free Library will commemorate with banned and challenged book readings all week long. They could still use some volunteers, so if you’re interested in participating, you can give them a call at 747-7714 or e-mail them at

News in brief(er): The state body that oversees high school sports has signed off on the school district’s request to allow charter school students to play on its in-district high school teams, Alameda Patch reported … the Daiso popup store that opened at Alameda South Shore Center last December has signed a five-year lease for a bigger space at the shopping center … Monkey Bars on Park Street is celebrating the completion of its new eco-friendly façade with a 5:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony today.