The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

The Broad Brush: Your News in 60 Seconds

Michele Ellson

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School's Temidayo Yussuf sinks an impossible buzzer-beater to tie a January 24 game against rival El Cerrito. Video courtesy of St. Joseph Notre Dame High School.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened in Alameda this week.

Members of Alameda’s Board of Education were to weigh in Tuesday on which campus or campuses they think the Alameda Community Learning Center should call home next year. School district staff asked for the board’s permission to offer the 18-year-old district-created charter school space on three separate campuses – Wood Middle School, the former Woodstock Elementary School and Encinal High School. Here's what happened, in tweets.

The Planning Board put the brakes on the city’s plans for a new emergency operations center, with members saying the building’s designers need to make some changes before moving forward. The board voted 5-1 to approve a site plan detailing the placement of the emergency operations center and a new fire station to be built on a half-acre site at the corner of Grand Street and Buena Vista Avenue, and to hold off on okaying the design of the operations center until changes are made.

A group that's working to preserve the Bay Area’s radio heritage is moving its museum to Alameda. The 400-member California Historical Radio Society, which operates the Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame, is in the process of buying a former preschool building at 2152 Central Avenue to house their vast collection of vintage equipment and broadcast memorabilia.

On Wednesday, media outlets reported that hundreds of journalists working at Patch news websites had been laid off. A source told media blogger Jim Romenesko that up to 90 percent of journalists working at Patch were laid off.

News in brief(er): A 25-year-old Alameda man was shot and killed Tuesday in an Oakland drug store parking lot … and Alameda Municipal Power is warning customers about a new phone scam.