The real estate firm that manages South Shore Center will hold two days of community open houses for Alameda residents to discuss the new development plan for the property on Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10.
Jamestown Properties, an Atlanta-based real estate investment and management firm with offices throughout the United States including San Francisco, is holding the open houses to inform and solicit input from residents on its future plans for South Shore Center. The real estate firm is calling the new development project the “South Shore Center Neighborhood Plan.”
The Alameda Police Department (APD) is warning the public about fake parking citations being “issued” throughout the city. An APD records clerk noticed a fraudulent ticket when a resident brought it in to make a payment. Police believe the tickets are not part of a scam, but more of a prank. Several discrepancies exist between a real parking ticket and the fraudulent ones. For one thing, real tickets have “City of Alameda” written at the top of the ticket. To learn if a ticket is legitimate, contact APD.
The real-estate acquisition and management firm Jamestown filed its development plan amendment with the city in May to redevelop South Shore Center. The use of the word “amendment” simply means that Jamestown is changing plans that it or its predecessors submitted earlier.
Jamestown purchased the 47-acre open-air retail center from Portland, Ore.,-based Harsch Investment Properties in 2011. The shopping mall opened near the city’s south shore in 1958 as South Shore Center. Harsch had owned the property since 1979.
A federal grand jury indicted an Oakland man Tuesday, May 7, on charges stemming from five bank robberies throughout the Bay Area including one in Alameda last November. Duane Kurt Makela is alleged to have stolen $33,301 in five heists between October 2018 and February 2019, according to the indictment. The indictment stated Makela, 49, “used force, violence and intimidation, to rob a credit union and four banks.”
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DA) has charged Richard Joseph Lachaux, 27, with 13 felonies. They include two counts of first-degree ATM robbery; four counts of second-degree robbery; four counts of attempted second-degree robbery; and one count each of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and evading a police officer.
An Oakland man died on Monday, May 9, when he succumbed to injuries he received when he was struck by a vehicle on Shore Line Drive the day prior.
Philip Byung Chan Lee, 77, was pronounced dead Monday after never regaining consciousness after the accident. The ordeal took place Sunday morning, May 8, around 11:35 a.m. on the 2200 block of Shore Line, according to police reports. Lee was attempting to cross the street on Shore Line from the beachfront toward South Shore Center when he was struck by a man driving a blue 1989
Monday, July 4, will mark the 40th year that the Alameda community has celebrated the birth of the nation with a R.A.C.E. and Fourth of July parade. Television news channel KRON 4 will cover the parade for the first time this year.
New to the celebration this year is the fact that South Shore Center and Area A at Alameda Point are sponsoring late afternoon music and entertainment. Two seperate events to enjoy following the parade will take place at the shopping center and Alameda Point at Seaplane Lagoon.
Alameda Police Department (APD) needs the community’s assistance identifying three suspects who have burglarized a business at South Shore Center several times. Police described the suspects, pictured above, as being in their late teens to early 20s. APD asks anyone with information is asked to contact the Property Crimes Unit at 337-8340.