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El Cerrito, California is located in Contra Costa County. Zip codes in El Cerrito, CA include 94530. The median home price in El Cerrito is $649,000 which is roughly $467/per square foot. More El Cerrito information.

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El Cerrito On Track To Have Strictest Smoking Rules In California

El Cerrito is going from zero to 100 in a move that would ban smoking from most public, residential and commercial areas.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Chris Treadway: Program will look at origins of regional parks district

The notion of preserving open space in the hills above Oakland and Berkeley dates back to early in the 20th century.

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Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito condo project approved by council majority

Citing El Cerrito's dismal record of providing new housing, a majority of the City Council on Aug. 19 approved a hotly contested project that will build 14 new condominiums on a half-acre of mostly open space.

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KTVU Oakland

Grizzly Peak site of 2 deadly falls in 3 months

A popular lookout along Grizzly Peak Boulevard, owned by UC Berkeley, has been the site of two deadly falls in just three months.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Kensington church considers subdividing land

An iconic Unitarian church is finding itself at odds with a group of its neighbors upset about a church plan to sell six acres of open space on its property for development.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito couple takes growing activist role

From organizing monthly swaps of backyard produce to advocating for preservation or restoration of natural settings, a local couple's grass-roots local activism is becoming an important influence in shaping a vision of a greener future for the city.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito will have contested council election after all

The city will have a contested City Council election this fall for the first time since 2008 with community activist Nick Arzio qualifying for the Nov. 4 ballot on Aug. 14. Arzio, 34, submitted his election papers before the deadline on Aug. 13 and was confirmed as a candidate by county election officials a day later.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito police log: DUI suspect drives into patrol car; burglar...

A 21-year-old San Jose woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol during an 11:30 p.m. traffic stop at San Pablo and Fairmount avenues.

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Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito couple takes growing activist role

From organizing monthly swaps of backyard produce to advocating for preservation or restoration of natural settings, a local couple's grass roots local activism is becoming an important influence in shaping a vision of a greener future for the city.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Kensington church considers subdividing land

An iconic Unitarian church is finding itself at odds with a group of its neighbors upset about a church plan to sell six acres of open space on its property for development.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito looks at turning greener

With sidewalk rain gardens and an award-winning recycling center already under its belt, the city is working on adding environmentally friendly upgrades to its infrastructure and a group of about 30 interested residents joined city staff and consultants Aug. 2 to concentrate on four areas for potential improvement.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito extends deadline for candidates to file for council election

The decision of an incumbent council member not to seek re-election has resulted in an extension of the deadline for prospective candidates to file for the City Council election in November, the city announced Friday.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Oakland Post

Tony Thurmond speaks at a house party. Photo by Ken Epstein

District 15 Assembly Candidate Tony Thurmond raised 30 percent more in campaign contributions during the last reporting period than his opponent, Elizabeth Echols, according to reports published by the Secretary of State.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito: Oakley man arrested on attempted murder warrant

An Oakley man suspected of attempted murder is behind bars after fleeing police in El Cerrito last week, authorities said today.

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Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito police log: High speed pursuit; stolen vehicles recovered

A red 1993 Honda Civic stolen in Walnut Creek was located in the 1700 block of Lexington Avenue at 1:30 p.m. COMMERCIAL BURGLARY -- Someone shattered the front glass door of a business in the 10700 block of San Pablo Avenue overnight and stole about $10 from the cash register.

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Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito Journal community briefs: Marrow donor match for Baylor;...

An Albany child suffering from a rare blood cancer received a stem cell donation on July 30. Seven-year old Baylor has acute myelogenous leukemia , a very rare disease for someone so young.

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Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito looks at turning greener

With sidewalk rain gardens and an award-winning recycling center already under its belt, the city is working on adding environmentally friendly upgrades to its infrastructure and a group of about 30 interested residents joined city staff and consultants Aug. 2 to concentrate on four areas for potential improvement.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Mass Transit

CA: West Contra Costa Transit Study Gets Funding Boost

Aug. 03--SAN PABLO -- An additional $300,000 has been committed to study ways to connect communities north of El Cerrito and Richmond to BART.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito project seeks to make BART path greener

Work has begun work on a key project that will extend the city's effort to enhance the urban open space along the Ohlone Greenway that runs next to and beneath the BART tracks.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Inside Bay Area

West Contra Costa transit study gets funding boost

An additional $300,000 has been committed to study ways to connect communities north of El Cerrito and Richmond to BART.

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