City of Alameda

A computer hacker apparently shut down the city’s website this weekend.

The Mouse King sneaks up on Clara during an Alameda Civic Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Photo courtesy of Alameda Civic Ballet.

The city is kicking off $1.9 million in road repairs starting on July 28. Work will take place on the affected roads from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through early September. Construction is expected to create minor traffic and parking disruptions and will temporarily restrict street access, though access to bus stops will be maintained. Street segments set for paving work include:

Wildlife watchers out at Alameda Point got a jolt in May when a section of pier used by harbor seals as a "haul out" where they can rest and nest disappeared.

An Ultimate Frisbee team made up of middle schoolers has captured a state championship.

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

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department has named winners for its 32nd annual “Eggstravaganza” Coloring Contest.

Preservationists have dropped a lawsuit that threatened to undo a complex cash and land swap deal between the city, the school district and the Alameda Housing Authority.

Darrell A. Doan will be tasked with marketing the city to prospective businesses and promoting existing businesses, as well as smoothing the way for businesses as they wend their way through city approval processes.

A group of locals who want Crab Cove to expand on federal property where houses are proposed to be built has submitted language for a proposed ballot measure to the City Clerk.

The group, Friends of Crown Beach, is hoping to gather the 6,000 signatures it needs to put the measure on the November ballot. The initiative, which would change the zoning for the property to open space, was submitted by Doug Siden, a member of the East Bay Regional Park District board; former City Councilwoman Karin Lucas; and resident Wai-Kuan Woo.

Wood Middle School students help out at an Adopt-a-School event. Photo courtesy of Alex Boskovich.