Alameda News


Alamedan forced to defend bedroom

An Alameda resident fatally shot a teenager after the teen broke into his home last Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The incident occurred at 10:45 a.m. on Buena Vista Avenue. Authorities identified the deceased as 19-year-old Marquez Warren of Vallejo. Alameda Police Department (APD) Lt. Hoshmand Durani said Warren broke a rear glass door to enter the home. He then forced his way into one of the bedrooms. There he was confronted by the owner of the residence, Vedder Li, an off-duty Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy. 


On Jan. 17, Frank Muñoz was looking forward to hoisting a brew with some friends at the Swell Bar at Lincoln Avenue and Benton Street. Instead, he found himself in an ambulance on the way to Highland Hospital. 


Monday, Feb. 13 

  • 7 p.m. Planning Board Meeting. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.  

Wednesday, Feb. 15 

  • 9:30 a.m. Mastick Senior Center Advisory Board. Open to all Mastick members. Room D, Mastick Senior Center, 1155 Santa Clara Ave.
  • 7 p.m. Public Art Commission Meeting. Public hearing on pending public art ordinance and fund distribution. Council Chambers, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. (Info 747-6890)


Property owner Daxa Patel has reapplied for a building permit from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Patel still hopes to build a five-story hotel on a 1.5-acre parcel at 2350 Harbor Bay Parkway. 

One of BCDC’s many roles is overseeing the 100-foot shoreline band that surrounds San Francisco Bay. The commission may authorize buildings within that 100-foot band. However, in a May 2016 study, BCDC’s Design Review Board found that the proposed location of Patel’s hotel is too close to the shoreline. 


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