U.S. Coast Guard

The Alameda Police Department is offering free child safety seat inspections from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 26 in the parking lot at police headquarters, 1555 Oak Street.

Darrell A. Doan will be tasked with marketing the city to prospective businesses and promoting existing businesses, as well as smoothing the way for businesses as they wend their way through city approval processes.

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

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the death of an Alameda-based seaman following a search and rescue mission in the Bering Sea, where the cutter he serves on was on a patrol assignment.