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 two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.

Alameda’s Board of Education is setting aside $5.8 million to cover refunds the district may have to pay on its Measure H parcel tax. The district could be on the hook for as much as $7.4 million it collected from commercial property owners between 2008 and 2011, though it is asking the state Supreme Court to review the case.

Alameda’s city leaders offered a unanimous show of support for a future nature reserve at Alameda Point on Tuesday. The resolution they okayed will have little formal impact on the fate of the land, but it does let the Navy and the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is hoping to acquire 624 acres of the Point from the Navy this year, know what the city wants.

News in brief(er): Four people were displaced and their family pets killed Thursday by a fire in a home near Washington Park … two people were stabbed outside Scobie’s Sports Bar on Monday … The College of Alameda’s aviation maintenance technology program is getting a 727 … and three people were hospitalized Wednesday after a fire on a tugboat.