The non-descript graffiti-ridden building at 2100 Clement Avenue once housed workshops for Pacific Bridge Company, one of the prestigious "Six Companies" that built the Hoover Dam. During World War II, "Six Companies" rolled up their collective sleeves and help restore Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack. They built airstrips and held a majority ownership interest in the Joshua Hendy Iron Works in Sunnyvale whose assembly line built reciprocating steam engines for 754 Liberty ships. The companies teamed up with one of its members Henry J.
Last February, Southern California developer City Ventures approached the city about developing the 2.78-acre property bounded by Clement Avenue on the north, Eagle Avenue on the south, Willow Street on the west and a line drawn to the Alameda Unified School District’s warehouse on Clement from the dead end of Mulberry Street on the east. The site, which does not include the AUSD building, currently houses structures that trace their roots to Pacific Bridge Company’s World War II ship and barge-building operations (See related story this week: Buildings Once Part of Active Shipyard)
A Hercules man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for his role in the murder of an Oakland marijuana grower in Alameda in April 2011.
Charles Kimbrough, of Hercules, was sentenced on Friday, April 3, in Alameda County Superior Court. Kimbrough, 33, was convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of Oakland native William Adrian Sapp at the Summer House apartment complex at 1826 Poggi St on April 20, 2011.