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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs officially took ownership of 624 acres of Alameda Point on Monday, which it hopes to transform into a new, one-stop medical and benefits center, a national cemetery and a wildlife preserve. The department hopes to secure money from Congress to build the $208.6 million project next year, and a staffer said they anticipate it will be open for business in 2018 or 2019.

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

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

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

Alameda police are rescinding a ticket they gave a homeless veteran on a charge he was illegally living in his car. On October 1, the department asked the Alameda County Superior Court to dismiss a ticket issued to Aaron Colyer after police found him sitting in a parking lot in his van.

 
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.

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

Some High Street residents are calling on tech companies that run buses through Alameda to address the traffic and parking problems they said the buses can create. A city official says they became aware of the concerns in June and are working to address them.

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

Two and a half weeks ago I got an e-mail from my colleague Steven Tavares, who runs the East Bay Citizen political website. It contained a link to a 20-year-old Los Angeles Times story about the arrests of seven people accused of participating in an auto insurance fraud ring – one of them an Alameda city councilman.

“Have you ever seen this story about Stewart Chen?” he asked.

I hadn’t – not in 2012 when I was covering the election that saw Chen win a two-year term on the council, nor in 2010 when he ran for and won a seat on the Alameda Health Care District Board, which oversees Alameda Hospital.

And that means I need to work a little harder.