Alameda News

A fire at a fourplex on the 1100 block of Regent Street called 27 Alameda firefighters to the scene shortly before 5:30 p.m., last Sunday. Crewmembers arrived to find a second-floor unit on fire.

The unit where the fire started had severe damage. Two other units saw water damage and some fire damage. An investigator determined that food left unattended on a stove had started the fire, which then spread to combustible items in the kitchen.

The Del Monte and Marina Cove development projects are moving forward, and the city has selected finalists to develop a commercial campus or outlet mall at Alameda Point.

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Candidates for BART board of directors

Lena Tam

Soon-to-be former Alameda city councilwoman Lena Tam is one of two challengers looking to unseat current BART board member Robert Raburn at the upcoming elections in November.

The Alameda Sun is partnering with The Alamedan to host two candidate forums where voters can hear the candidates for Mayor, City Council and the Board of Education explain how they would run the city and its schools if they are elected.

The Mayor, City Council candidate forum will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., next Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Regina K. Stafford Room in the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The school board candidate forum will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the multipurpose room at Maya Lin School, 825 Taylor Ave.

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, jurors found Charles Kimbrough, 32, guilty of the April 20, 2011, first-degree murder of Adrian Falcon Sapp, 32, at the Summer House Apartments, 1826 Poggi St. The jury deliberated for just two hours.

According to Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Moriarty, who prosecuted the case, Kimbrough played a key role in a plot to rob Sapp. The scheme, which centered on the purchase of marijuana from Sapp, also involved a pair of 25-year-old men, Christopher Donaldson and Richard Ezell. ("Murder Cases Move Forward," Aug. 21).