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BART is shutting down transbay service this weekend to perform work on its tracks. So how will you get around?

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence weekly news review. Here’s what happened this week.

Dave LeMoine was inspired by our recent column on the first families of Bay Farm Island to offer his own personal history on The Alamedan.

Dating back to the last two centuries, Alameda’s history has included farmers who worked the land. At Ploughshares Nursery, that history has come full circle.

AC Transit and Alameda police are investigating a fatal bus collision with a pedestrian that occurred Thursday evening.

Friends identified the victim as Sam Sause, 78, of Alameda.

AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson said the Line 20 bus was turning left from Grand Street onto Otis Drive shortly before 5:45 p.m. Thursday when the collision occurred. He said the driver had a green light and that Sause was in the crosswalk. But Johnson said the cause of the accident isn't yet known.

"There's still a lot that hasn't been determined as to the cause of the accident," Johnson said Friday morning.

Ferry terminal closure: San Francisco Bay Ferry is shutting down its Main Street terminal this weekend to relocate the terminal’s ferry dock and install new passenger gangways. The terminal will be shut down Saturday and Sunday and is set to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. The ferry service is encouraging passengers to board at the Jack London Square terminal at 10 Clay Street in Oakland; free validated parking is available at the Washington Street Garage in Jack London Square, at 101 Washington Street. The $450,000 project is being funded by Alameda County’s Measure B sales tax for transportation.

 
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

In this week’s Development Alert, we’ve got hearing dates for the Del Monte development project, finalists to develop a commercial campus (or outlet mall) at Alameda Point and some updates on plans and projects to come.

Incumbent BART director Robert Raburn is facing two challengers – Alameda City Councilwoman Lena Tam, who also serves as the East Bay Municipal Utility District water resources planning manager; and Larry Lionel Young Jr., a teacher and Realtor from Oakland. Meanwhile, Elsa Ortiz is running unopposed to keep her Ward 3 directorship on the AC Transit board.

Welcome to Development Alerts, our new tool for keeping you in the loop on what’s developing in Alameda. Here’s the latest.

Mayor Marie Gilmore and members of the Alameda Kiwanis Club recently honored eighth graders who earned the club’s Hope of America awards.

City leaders seeking redevelopment of Alameda Point say more transit is a key strategy for reducing the amount of traffic new homes and businesses at the Point are expected to generate. But housing advocates have questioned whether there will be enough people living and working on the Point under the city’s existing plan to attract it when the development is done.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your Alameda news in brief. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.

As a two-time performer at Carnegie Hall, former honors soloist for the Colorado and Stanford Suzuki Institute, and second-place winner of the 2014 American Protégé Competition for Piano and Strings, Alameda cellist Isabelle Brown-Lyden has the resume of a professional – and she’s just 12 years old. Brown-Lyden started playing when she was 4 and performing when she was 5.