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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 view of the tidal canal and the High Street Bridge from the air.

The City Council listened to a presentation on whether to accept a land transfer along the Oakland Estuary from the Army Corps of Engineers at last Tuesday’s council meeting.

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.

AFD Community Paramedics (left to right) Stephen Lucero, Michael DeWindt, David Wills, Armando Baldizan and Patrick Corder

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