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Chantha Koug, 24, of Oakland and an accomplice allegedly used the Island City as a springboard to commit a burglary in Koug’s hometown.

Alameda Police Department (APD) officers were investigating the report of a stolen car on Fernside Boulevard on Tuesday, Jan. 28; at about the same time members of the Oakland Police Department (OPD) were alerted to a burglary in progress on the 2400 block of 12th Avenue in their city.

Internet giant’s transport plan draws wrath of protesters

Google launched a private ferry service from the Harbor Bay ferry terminal last Monday.

According to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), the agency that operates San Francisco Bay Ferry, the Internet giant is providing a trial private ferry service for five days between the Harbor Bay terminal and Redwood City. WETA stated in a press release that announced the service, Google is paying $275 per landing. The trial runs through tomorrow.

On Tuesday, the City Council heard the first reading of the ordinance that would create the Alameda Landing Municipal Services District. If the Council approves the ordinance as currently written and the current property owners approve it, Alameda Landing homeowners would pay thousands of dollars a year in supplemental property taxes

The ordinance would base residents’ tax rates in part on the size and type of homes they buy. Under the new ordinance commercial property owners would pay up to $1.54 per square foot.

"This thing is going to look like a giant, walled fortress in the middle of a historic residential neighborhood." — John Knox White Planning Board member

 

At last Monday’s meeting members of the Planning Board told the city that it needs to make design changes to the two-story, 3,640-square-foot emergency operations center it hopes to build at 1809 Grand St. The city was hoping to begin construction of the center this spring.

A 25-year-old Alameda man died early Tuesday, Jan. 28, from gunshot wounds suffered the previous night at a drugstore parking lot in Oakland, police said.

The shooting occurred around 9:06 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s store at 3434 High St., police said. Officers found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the face. His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives. The victim was unresponsive when police arrived on the scene. He was taken to Highland Hospital where he died at 1:35 a.m., Tuesday.

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