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Albany man has seen a lot of changes in 90 years

You can add up the time Eugene Hellwig hasn't lived in Albany pretty quickly -- his time in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War, a short period when he lived on the Peninsula while attending College of San Mateo and a few summers he spent with his father when Charles Hellwig was the assistant lighthouse keeper at Point Conception. Things have changed a bit in Albany over that time.  
The council this week approved a request for proposals for consulting work on preparing the transition of the Bulb, a former city dump that contains construction debris, concrete and rebar among other material that must be removed or dealt with in some other way before the EBRPD will accept the land.  
 
SUNDAY, JULY 20 THEFT AT POOL -- At 3 p.m. a shoulder bag containing a wallet, keys, checkbook, cell phone, credit cards, cash and other items was stolen from the Albany Aquatic Center.  
 
The 30th annual Berkeley Bicycle Club Criterium will bring some 400 to 450 entrants who will race starting at 7 a.m. The event, held in Albany for the past 10 years, has a different course than in the past, extending into El Cerrito for the first time in order to avoid a section of Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Albany made unsafe due to utility work.  
 
Arson suspect arrested in El CerritoA 36-year-old suspected arsonist has been arrested for a string of recent fires in the El Cerrito hills, authorities said.  
 
According to a state mandate, El Cerrito must strive to make it possible for developers to build 398 housing units for people with extremely low, low, and moderate incomes over the next eight years.  
 
Have you seen those heartbreaking commercials for the ASPCA (short for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) featuring pictures of abandoned cats and dogs as Sarah McLachlan sings "In The Arms of An Angel?  
 
Bennett won Junior Men 17-18 race by over a minute despite dealing with a flat tire  
 
El Cerrito Relay for Life, Berkeley Kite Festival return this weekend  
 
Berkeley HumaneMeet Champ, a mellow and gentle 2-year-old, 13-pound guy who needs a quiet home to call his own. He is a touch on the shy side at first but opens up quickly, and he gains a lot of confidence in the presence of other dogs.  
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.