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 are your headlines for the week.

While many coaches spend a lifetime building their reputation, Joe Tenorio made a name for himself in just a few years; he is a Bay Area coaching legend. Tenorio announced in February that he was resigning as Encinal football’s head coach so he could finish his master’s degree in kinesiology and take his coaching to the next level.

The Planning Board took a first look Monday at a plan intended to blunt the traffic to and from Alameda Point by offering incentives to walk, bike, carpool and take public transit. The Transportation Commission will offer its recommendation on the draft transportation demand management plan on April 23, and the City Council could approve it on May 19.

As part of the traffic planning effort, planners looked at who might choose to live at Alameda Point. That analysis is here.

The city is moving forward with plans to construct a long-sought emergency operations center on former Alameda Belt Line property a block away from a mid-Island fire station. Construction is set to begin in October.

The Alameda Police Department is stepping up its efforts to make sure pedestrians cross Alameda’s streets safely and to let the public know the department takes pedestrian safety seriously, with an enforcement and education campaign that includes sting operations and a walking event. Alameda saw 41 pedestrian collisions in 2013, many of them in the Park and Webster street shopping districts.

Over the past several years, Ron Cowan's Harbor Bay Isle Associates has offered several proposals to add additional homes to Bay Farm Island. The most recent bids to increase development there are only the latest in a series of development cycles that have transformed Bay Farm from marshland into Alameda’s own little suburb.

News in brief(er): Some Tuskegee Airmen made a special appearance March 22 on the USS Hornet.