Fremont man killed in solo car crash identified

A man killed in a car crash in Fremont on Tuesday night has been identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau Sunday as 45-year-old Patrick West.  
The nuns have sold the South Bay developer 5.6 acres of the Mission San Jose district compound, where Robson Homes will build 79 single-family residences. The developer also will restore and sell the Best and Starr houses, two historic homes built in the 1920s.  
 
Director Tom Blalock of Fremont was elected Thursday by his colleagues on the BART Board of Directors to serve as the board's president for the next year.  
 
Elsehwhere: Mt. Eden is a Grammy Signature semifinalist  
 
A neatly-dressed pair robbed a Fremont homeowner at gunpoint of designer purses and cash on Tuesday, police said.  
 
The cost of water in southern Alameda County might rise again soon, as the utility serving the area is considering a rate hike for the 13th consecutive year.  
 
A 45-year-old man died Tuesday night in a one-car wreck that shut down a portion of a major thoroughfare through the night, police said.  
 
The one-alarm fire on Higgins Way near Chadboure Drive in Fremont's Mission Valley neighborhood displaced three people Tuesday night.  
 
The victim, a Fremont man, was standing by his work truck on High Street in Fremont when a vehicle traveling south on High Street failed to stop and struck him.  
 
San Leandro weighs shuttle from BART to downtown; Berkeley police under scrutiny  
 
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