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April 9 marks the 70th anniversary of the execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by his Nazi captors in 1945.

The BEQ forms the backdrop for many a soccer game at Alameda Point. The Alameda Soccer Club leases the fields that can play host to around 100 East Bay teams during the club’s seasons.

Outdoor soccer activities thrive in the field outside the Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) on Lexington Street at Alameda Point. Unfortunately, potential indoor activities languish for lack of a viable business plan.

Representatives from Alameda Point Partners, a group of companies aiming to develop the first neighborhood at Alameda Point referred to as "Site A," hosted a walking tour last weekend that drew more than 300 people. City staff led the tour groups that stopped at various locations where the developers spoke about their vision. Tour-goers included Mayor Trish Spencer and other residents who asked tough questions.

More than 200 Girls Inc. supporters, participants and staff attended the 16th annual Women Who Dare awards ceremony and fundraiser last Saturday at the Al Dewitt O’ Club. Hosted by Girls Incorporated of the Island City, the event recognized women and teens who exemplify risk, resiliency, and reward, the theme of the event. The event also showcased the transformative power of Girls Inc. programming in an era when 78 percent of girls are at risk for body image issues, 30 percent are at risk of teen pregnancy and 20 percent are at risk of abuse.

A work crew already removed the largest Monterey Pine from the grove at Harbor Bay Landing before anyone could stop them. City staffers said that because of the scope of the project, the property owner needed to inform the city.

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