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Police are investigating the early morning death of a pedestrian struck by a minivan Wednesday on Otis Drive.

The federal government plans to sue the state to reclaim ownership of a road that a developer who purchased federal property nearby needs to rekindle its home building plans, according to a letter obtained Monday by The Alamedan.

Harbor Bay Isle Associates has asked the city to pause its controversial application to build 80 luxury homes where the Harbor Bay Club now stands – and to speed approvals for a new fitness club on North Loop Road.

A local judge has dismissed a wrongful termination suit lodged by the city’s former top administrator, closing the book on a tumultuous period at City Hall that saw an exodus of top staff and a flurry of claims and lawsuits.

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Harold Camping, the preacher and radio host who convinced thousands of followers that the world would come to an end in 2011, has died. He was 92.

Camping had been in ill health for the past few years following a stroke; in a statement, Family Radio Network said he sustained a fall in his Alameda home on November 30 from which he was unable to recover.

The head of Alameda’s electric company is moving on to a new job after a half dozen years at the helm.

An Alameda man has been arrested and a firefighter injured in a destructive, early-morning apartment fire that authorities had deemed suspicious.

The City of Oakland obtained a record $15.1 million court judgment against a pair of immigration services firms co-owned by an Alameda couple, whose agents destroyed the lives of families who were led to believe the firm could help them win legal residence in the United States, a judge said.

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A former Alameda fire chief owes the city more than a quarter million dollars in legal costs after agreeing to drop the last standing claim in a lawsuit claiming he had been wrongly fired.

An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled on Thursday that former chief David Kapler would be required to pay the city $260,535.39 in attorney's fees and costs, nearly two weeks after his attorney filed paperwork dropping the two-year-old lawsuit. An appeals court ruled in 2012 that the fees and costs would be due.

Updated at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, October 23

An Alameda County Superior Court judge has elected to bar AC Transit workers from striking for the next 60 days.

Representatives for both AC Transit and its main workers union have said they would go back to the bargaining table if Judge Evelio Grillo decided today to prohibit workers from striking until December 22.