Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, our 60-second news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.
Alameda police have arrested two men in connection with a string of apparent arson fires that took place within a seven-block radius on and around Park Street Sunday morning. But friends of one of the suspects in a string of early-morning fires Sunday are expressing disbelief he was involved in starting them.
Alamedans rubbed shoulders with city leaders and representatives from a quartet of development teams Monday at an open house designed to give the public a better idea of who may be shaping the future of the former Naval Air Station.
The future of an In-N-Out Burger, Safeway gas station and Chase bank branch proposed for a 2.3-acre site near the Webster Tube will be considered by the Planning Board on Monday.
The buildings are part of developer Catellus' Alameda Landing project, which includes a Target store that's under construction and scheduled to open this fall. The board signed off on the design of the rest of the shopping center that Target will anchor on July 8, and has also approved 276 homes; the trio of businesses would sit at the intersection of Webster Street and Willie Stargell Avenue.