Pacific Pinball Museum

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.

The Pacific Piunball Museum's plans to build “the Smithsonian of pinball” in the city’s grand but long-shuttered Carnegie Library has city leaders ready to rethink Alameda’s ban on arcades. Here's the story.

Photo by Dave Boitano.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

Veteran naval aviators shared plenty of sea stories during a special Living Ship Day celebration held aboard Saturday aboard the Hornet, moored permanently at Alameda Point. Though the foundation that runs the ship has a museum that holds these events each month, Saturday’s gathering honored the 70th birthday of the ship’s commissioning and its 15th year as a floating museum.

The Pacific Pinball Museum is planning to lease and restore the city's long-vacant Carnegie Library, its leaders announced Monday, a move that will keep the museum on-Island.

The 11-year-old museum's leaders and the city have signed a letter of intent detailing plans for the museum to lease the 111-year-old library building, at the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Oak Street, for 30 years. The museum would also complete restoration of the old library, with costs estimated at $3.5 million.

The founders of the Pacific Pinball Museum on Webster Street are raising money to move to a new location – in San Francisco.

They’ve set up an online campaign in an attempt to raise $1.5 million to fund a move to the Exploratorium’s soon-to-be-vacated space at the Palace of Fine Arts, in which they’re hoping to further their goal of preserving the art and science of pinball and of allowing the full history of the game – from its birth as Bagatelle to its life in the digital era – to unfold.