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The Department of Veterans Affairs officially took ownership of 624 acres of Alameda Point on Monday, which it hopes to transform into a new, one-stop medical and benefits center, a national cemetery and a wildlife preserve. The department hopes to secure money from Congress to build the $208.6 million project next year, and a staffer said they anticipate it will be open for business in 2018 or 2019.

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Emergency calls placed in the wee hours of September 28 paint a dramatic picture of the impact of a series of fires that ripped through a seven-block radius on and around Park Street, recordings obtained by The Alamedan show.

“There’s a woman screaming for help. There’s a fire in the back of her house. She’s screaming for help. Hurry!” a woman who called at 1:37 a.m. about a fire at a home on the 1300 block of Regent Street told dispatchers.

While on hold, a woman – whether it’s the same caller or another is unclear – can be heard telling another person to go to the neighbor yelling for help.

 
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Alameda police have arrested two men in connection with a string of apparent arson fires that took place within a seven-block radius on and around Park Street Sunday morning. But friends of one of the suspects in a string of early-morning fires Sunday are expressing disbelief he was involved in starting them.

Friends of one of the suspects in a string of early-morning fires Sunday are expressing disbelief he was involved in starting them.

Police announced Monday that they had arrested Stephen Michael Petersen, 27, of Alameda and Andrew Resto Gutierrez, 22, in connection with seven fires set at homes and businesses early Sunday, which caused an estimated $3 million in damage. No one was injured as a result of the fires.

The pair were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday and were being held in Santa Rita Jail in lieu of bail.

Alameda police have arrested two men in connection with a string of apparent arson fires that took place within a seven-block radius on and around Park Street Sunday morning.

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Police are saying no one was injured and no charges have been filed following a June 14 crash into the Starbucks at the corner of Park Street and Central Avenue.

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Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the 2010 murder of Eric Franklin, 35, including a man wanted in connection with a second killing in unincorporated San Leandro.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.