Clay Harding

Patty Harding, mother of Clay Harding - who died tragically last November - speaks at Saturday's dedication of an Eagle Scout project in her son's name. The project, a memorial at City View Skate Park, was organized by Edan Winckler of Alameda Troop 73.

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

Students at Bay Farm School recently responded to First Lady Michelle Obama's #GimmeFive dance challenge by learning this dance, featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The challenge is part of the First Lady's Let's Move! campaign, which aims to boost Americans' physical fitness.

Few things keep skateboarders off Alameda's streets, but briefly last November, the streets were quiet as the city's skate tribe gathered at St. Joseph's Church to mourn the tragic death of 17-year-old Clay Harding. On Saturday the clan gathered again in his memory, but this time loud and proud at the skate park where Clay was a high-flying regular.