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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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Sunday Aug 31 | Inside Bay Area

Sutter 49, El Cerrito 14

El Cerrito High quarterback Keith Thomas threw for 179 yards and rushed for another 69, but the defending North Coast Section Division III champion Gauchos were overwhelmed 49-14 by Sutter on Saturday at De Anza.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Patch.com

City of El Cerrito Releases Proposed San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan

The El Cerrito Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on September 4th to consider recommending the Specific Plan to City Council.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Berkeley-El Cerrito Pet of the Week: Featured pets awaiting homes

Meet Astro, a sweet and gentle little dog who wants nothing more than to snooze in his favorite person's warm lap.

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Vallejo Times-Herald

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration

After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.

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Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito police log: Brandished knife; robbery at drive-up ATM;...

An officer was flagged down by an employee of Hi Tech Car Stereo, 10530 San Pablo Ave., around 3 p.m. about the theft of a car sound system amplifier.

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Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito: Longtime Scout camp volunteer leads by example

Good stewardship of the earth, giving to the community and passing on what he's learned in life all come together at a special spot for Fosselius -- the Boy Scouts' Camp Herms.

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East Bay Express

Wednesday Must Reads: Federal Probe of West Contra Costa Schools...

Stories you shouldn't miss: 1. The federal investigation of the West Contra Costa school district's construction bond measure program has deepened, with Securities and Exchange officials issuing an extensive subpoena for documents , the CoCo Times $ reports.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Patch.com

Several El Cerrito Homes Hit by Burglars Over Weekend

Police have responded to several residential burglaries in El Cerrito in recent days, including one that led to a homeless woman's arrest.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Contra Costa Times

West Contra Costa school board candidates air views at forum

El Cerrito Democratic Club members declined to endorse any candidate for the West Contra Costa school board Saturday following a community forum involving seven candidates and speakers for two other candidates.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

CBS Local

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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