The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Michele Ellson

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

Boys & Girls Club of Alameda chief George Phillips left his post there after 14 years on the job. Phillips was the public face of an ambitious campaign to build the club’s new 25,000-square-foot, $10 million West End facility.

The board governing Alameda Hospital tentatively signed off on funds to plan equipment upgrades that need to be made by the end of this year in order to gain the state’s consideration of an extension on required seismic upgrades. Additional upgrades need to be made by next August in order for the hospital to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds, which make up the bulk of the hospital’s revenue.

And Alameda’s City Council accepted a parks master plan that will serve as a guide for future park decisions. The plan’s authors recommend the city create more park space and build at least right new fields to serve current residents, among other recommendations.

News in brief(er): The Alameda Fire Department announced it has launched non-emergency ambulance transport service. Non-emergency transports can be scheduled by calling 337-2155 … the Alameda Education Foundation and an array of other organizations have launched a school supply drive for low-income students. The foundation has more information on its website.