Island City Opera

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened on the Island this week.

Girls Inc. of the Island City has provided services to children in Alameda for over half a century. For nearly a decade, Karen Kenney has helmed the organization as its executive director, and this week, she embarks on a new adventure: retirement.

Tensions run high when feuding neighbors lie, cheat and sneak around to get what they want, leading to bitter betrayals with tragic consequences. No, it’s not an episode of Real Housewives. It’s the breathtaking story of Lucia di Lammermoor, by Gaetano Donizetti, and the next exciting performance presented by the newly formed and locally grown Island City Opera.

Really? Opera here in little ol’ Alameda? The answer is yes!

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

Island City Opera hosted its first-ever Opera Concert in Franklin Park on Saturday.