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ALCO loses supervisor in fatal traffic collision, the Dubs now 6-1 and the development at People's Park seems certain

Refugio Garcia

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Alameda County mourns the loss of longtime County supervisor killed by motorist

Longtime Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan was killed Wednesday by a motorist while taking her dog out for a morning walk, KPIX5 reports.

Chan, who was the former majority assembly leader, suffered serious injuries following the collision and was rushed to Highland Hospital in Oakland where she succumbed to her wounds.

“During her 30-year-career in public service, Supervisor Chan had been a staunch advocate for children, families and the elderly, affordable housing, and health care for the uninsured,” her office said in a statement.

Chan’s friends and family later gathered Wednesday night at the location where she was struck to remember her saying that she worked diligently to help the disenfranchised and underserved residents in the county.

Oakland Unified school teacher, Demonica Robinson, said that Chan worked tirelessly to prevent the closure of early childhood learning centers in her community.

“It hurts my heart, it really does to lose someone so dedicated to helping families and children and school districts,” Robinson said.

Chan leaves behind two children and two grandchildren. Read more of this story.

Warriors now 6-1 after Poole steals spotlight from Curry, LaMelo showdown

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The Warriors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 114-92 Wednesday night with Jordan Poole throwing down 31 points during a game expected to feature a showdown between Steph Curry and LeMelo Ball, East Bay Times reports.

While Curry had a somewhat quiet night, Poole racked up a career high of seven three-pointers and 22 points during the first half.

“I went to sleep a couple nights ago and I felt it,” Poole said following the game.

Golden State shut Charlotte down in the third quarter, going 21-6 and included an eight-minute stint where the Warriors prevented Charlotte from scoring a single field goal.

“The first quarter, I was so disgusted with our play that I was pouting and my body language was terrible,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Draymond even told me that, and I was a little embarrassed. I was like, ‘You know what, you’re right.’ So after all the turnovers, I’m just sitting there like, ‘Fine.’”

The Warriors bounced back from 16 turnovers during the game with 10 of them happening in the first quarter, a result of the team’s style of playing fast and loose. The Warriors set the goal of no more than 12 turnovers a game at the outset of the season but have hit that target only once.

Kerr placed part of the blame on the Warrior’s sluggish start partially on the fact that the team was coming off of a three-day break. Read more of this story.

A historic designation can’t save People’s Park from development

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The housing development at Berkeley’s People’s Park won’t be prevented by a historical designation, according to State historian Jay Correia, LocalNwesMatter.com reports.

A vote slated for Friday will most likely place People’s Park on a National Register of Historic Places within 45 days following a 6-0-0 vote among the State Historical Resources Commission to make the recommendation to federal officials.

“It was a big deal,” Correia said regarding the vote.

The move to place Berkeley's iconic park on the National Register of Historic Places came amid plans by UC Berkeley to build an 11-story building for student housing along with the plan of another developer who wants to build a 60-foot building to house homeless residents.

While the majority of students support the plan to build additional student housing at the park, the university's plan has garnered a lot of pushback from community groups and local residents.

The plan will cost the university roughly $312 million, according to university spokesperson Dan Mogulof.

The plan to develop the open space at People’s Park is supported by Berkley’s mayor, vice mayor and a number of city council members. Read more of this story.

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