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

Summer is just about over, and 12-year-old Niles Wesley spent his holiday camping in Bernie Falls, playing with RC cars – and earning gold medals for all four disciplines of the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association’s Junior District Track Cycling Championships. Our profile is here.

School district officials and police sought to calm jittery parents Tuesday in the wake of a reported sexual assault of a student Friday on the Ruby Bridges Elementary School campus. District officials said they plan to fence off the remainder of the campus, while police noted that they caught the 14-year-old suspect six minutes after they arrived and that they are continuing to investigate the case.

Proposed development at Alameda Point and elsewhere on the Island could back up traffic at a host of major intersections – in the Park Street business district, on the East End and in Oakland. The finding was part of a draft study detailing the development’s potential impact on traffic, wildlife, air and water quality and a host of other items that was released by the city this week.

Meanwhile, the city has come up with a plan to address sea level rise that could inundate much of the Point.

News in brief(er): The Neptune Beach Community Celebration is happening this weekend … the United States Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf is back in Alameda after a 160-day tour … the city is asking the public to help name a hoped-for town center at Alameda Point … and St. Philip Neri is welcoming a new principal.