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 Alameda news in brief. Here’s what happened this week.

Disabled servicemen and veterans competed in the four-day Valor Games Far West on Coast Guard Island. The Alamedan’s Donna Eyestone captured some of the competition in this video.

An early morning fire Tuesday on the 1000 block of College Avenue injured two people and caused $180,000 worth of damage, firefighters said. Firefighters said the cause of the fire was accidental.

A local Catholic school teacher is speaking out against controversial new language in the contract offered to teachers working for schools in the Catholic Church’s Oakland diocese. She said she refused to sign the contract because of the language.

The June 3 primary offered voters a light ballot devoid of drama, with a smattering of single-candidate county races and lopsided match-ups - some of which will be decided by voters again this fall. Here are the early results, in screenshots; our election night liveblog is here.

City Council members have ordered a report detailing the potential legal and fiscal impacts of a proposed ballot initiative that would rezone federal property slated for housing to allow only parks – and expressed support for a companion measure that could pause enforcement of the initiative while those impacts are addressed.

City Council also approved an update Tuesday to its 2014-15 budget, which goes into effect on July 1. Here’s The Update.

A planned ferry maintenance center at Alameda Point got a $3 million boost from the federal government. The Water Emergency Transportation Authority is working secure approvals so it can begin construction on the facility.

News in brief(er): The Coast Guard on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who set sail for the Philippines from Alameda but made it only as far as Angel Island … and the principal of Henry Haight Elementary School is retiring.