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It has emerged that the brother of 24-year old Devin Lee Whitmire of Berkeley, who was murdered in south Berkeley on March 29, was with the victim on the night of the killing and he fought with the suspect in the case, 19-year-old Randall Oscar Alston, also of Berkeley, after the slaying and immediately preceding Alston’s arrest.
After 15 long years, student athletes at Berkeley High should soon have a baseball field and B-Tech students will have a basketball court while the San Pablo Park neighborhood will regain full use of their park. This triple play has come about because BUSD should soon break ground on what will be known as the Moellering Field at Derby and MLK.
Update, 6:25 pm: The pedestrian who was involved in an accident on Marin and Colusa has been released from the hospital and is doing well, according to authorities. The preliminary collision investigation by BPD revealed that a senior female resident of Albany driving her car eastbound on Marin Avenue was making a southbound turn onto Colusa Avenue. A senior Berkeley male pedestrian was walking across Colusa from the southwest to the southeast in the crosswalk (thus eastbound in the crosswalk) when he was struck by the car.
After more than 15 years, student athletes at Berkeley High will finally have a baseball field and B-Tech students will have a basketball court while the San Pablo Park neighborhood will regain full use of their park. This triple play has come about because it appears the last bureaucratic hurdle has been cleared and the Berkeley Unified School District can start construction of the field at Derby and MLK.
On Tuesday, downtown Berkeley was born anew. Billed as a fresh start, the heart of the city was relaunched to a capacity crowd in the ballroom of the Hotel Shattuck Plaza on Allston Way.
In the 1950s, the San Francisco Bay Area was an epicenter for new thinking and artistic exploration. At the center of this explosion was the painter David Park, whose bold colors and everyday subjects helped usher in a new modernism. In search of a form beyond the then-popular Abstract Expressionism, Park, who tragically died in 1960 at 49, started the Bay Area Figurative Movement.
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