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 two-sentence headline review. Here’s the quick-and-dirty on what happened this week.

City leaders are slated next week to begin tackling what City Manager John Russo is calling the “largest threat” to Alameda’s long-term financial stability – rising retiree medical costs. The council meets to discuss the growing costs and how policymakers might tackle them on July 23.

The public medical system that Alameda Hospital is effectively seeking to join has conquered – or held at bay – a host of seemingly intractable problems, though it faces fresh challenges with the implementation of health care reform and the pending expiration of a countywide sales tax that supports the services it provides.

The future of an In-N-Out Burger, Safeway gas station and Chase bank branch proposed for a 2.3-acre site near the Webster Tube will be considered by the Planning Board Monday.

News in brief(er): The body of an Alameda man believed to have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge was found off the shore of Belvedere on Tuesday … a Tang Ying soapstone carving picked up a record $2.235 million at a local auction … Alameda Meals on Wheels is holding its 17th Annual Community Faire & Wine Tasting on Sunday ... and the USS Hornet on Saturday will mark the anniversary of the Apollo mission.