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

Joi Lin Blake knows the potential that can be unlocked by obtaining an education. She has spent her professional life helping those who need a hand obtaining the academic knowledge and training needed for success. She’s the new president of the College of Alameda.

City officials are considering whether to accept part of a waterway separating Oakland from the Island’s East End that the federal government has long sought to hand off.

This abandoned tug is one of several items to be pulled from the water during an upcoming Estuary cleanup. Photo courtesy of CalRecycle.

Brock de Lappe points to a distant corner of the Oakland/Alameda Estuary, on the edge of one’s line of vision from his perch at the Alameda Marina. It’s a spot he said is covered with trash and littered with sunken boats.

But a state agency is finalizing a $1.3 million grant that could help clear the Estuary of some of those abandoned hazards.