Clark Memorial Bench

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

The Planning Board discussed plans Monday to redevelop the historic Del Monte warehouse as concerns over the proposed development and others along the Island’s Northern Waterfront grow. Developer Tim Lewis Communities wants to build 414 new townhomes, lofts and flats in the seven-acre warehouse and on two new development pads on the Del Monte property, which sits at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Sherman Street.

Members of the Recreation and Park Commission decided the Clark Memorial Bench should be saved, and a community group called Save the Bench has launched a fundraising effort to pay for its restoration.

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

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department's 48th annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest was held this past Saturday on Robert W. Crown State Beach, and videographer Donna Eyestone was on hand to capture the action for The Alamedan.

The Recreation and Park Commission is expected to make a recommendation Thursday night on whether to restore or replace the Clark Memorial Bench in Jackson Park.

Alameda High School math teacher Michael Lamb has been named the school district’s 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. Lamb, who has taught at Alameda High for 21 years and serves as the school’s math department chair, will compete for Alameda County Teacher of the Year honors in the fall. Candidates for the local honor are nominated by parents, students, staff and community members, and are selected by a committee of their peers. Members of the committee said they selected Lamb for his attention and willingness to got he extra mile for students and for his commitment to supporting his peers.

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

The Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee celebrated its 16th annual Spring Festival on Saturday with dances, martial arts demonstrations and this performance by the Lincoln Middle School band. Donna Eyestone captured the flavor the festivities in this video.

A 94-year-old concrete bench that may be Alameda’s best-known piece of park furniture could fall to the wrecking ball.