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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 $625,000 which is roughly $478/per square foot. More El Cerrito information.

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15 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Fire displaces three people from El Cerrito home

The fire was reported at 10:53 a.m. on the 900 block of Seaview Drive, according to El Cerrito Fire Department Battalion Chief Larry Carr.

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15 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito studies ways to add housing

Discussions have started on how the city can fulfill its fair share of affordable housing for the region, a process complicated by a shortage of developable sites and government funding mechanisms.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito planners back guidelines for denser development on San Pablo Avenue

A plan that would guide development on the San Pablo Avenue through 2040 and envisions a more densely developed corridor won preliminary Planning Commission approval Wednesday.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

Tehiyah head of school steps down after seven years

The head of school at Tehiyah Day School has stepped down, the El Cerrito school announced recently, noting that Bathea James will be replaced by interim director Mollie Aczel.

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The Daily Democrat

Woodland Outdoor Wanderers exploring Lake Merritt

The Woodland Outdoor Wanderers will be taking a break from the valley's tomato-ripening heat on July 19 for its annual mid-summer urban hike.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Chris Treadway: YMTC will present 'South Pacific'; crop swaps grow in popularity

If you were at the Off the Grid food truck event in El Cerrito on July 9 you might have caught a talented and spirited group of young people supplementing the usual live entertainment by performing numbers from the classic stage musical "South Pacific."

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Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito Journal community briefs: Filing period for council...

The period to file nomination papers to run for El Cerrito City Council in the Nov. 4 election is now open, with the deadline to submit forms set at 4 p.m. Aug. 8. Two seats will be up for election.

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Contra Costa Times

Lafayette signals 'intent' for future plastic bag ban

The city council made quick work of business Monday night, agreeing to adopt a local plastic bag ordinance in the near future and approving some changes to a draft ordinance governing the keeping of chickens, bees and other "small farm animals."

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Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito will ask voters to extend and increase sales tax

The city will go to the ballot in November asking voters to relieve some of the strain on its finances by approving an extension and doubling of Measure R, the half-cent sales tax passed in 2010.

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Contra Costa Times

Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty: Options abound for young theatergoers

Younger theatergoers have lots to choose from this summer. Town Hall Theatre's education program presents a talented group of middle and high school students in the challenging drama "The Laramie Project" at 8 p.m. July 18 and 19; and at 2 and 7 p.m. July 20. On a lighter note, second- and third-graders perform the musical "The Best Little Theater ... (more)

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

How one man wrote 8.5% of Wikipedia

The 53-year-old has written over 2.7 million article on Wikipedia since 2001, at an average of 10,000 articles a day, the His contribution to Wikipedia's knowledge database of 30 million articles in 287 languages makes up 8.5 per cent of all the content on the site.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

CBS Local

Suspected Richmond Pimp Could Stand Trial For Kidnapping Charges

A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge will hear evidence Monday to decide whether a suspected pimp should stand trial on charges of kidnapping a human trafficking victim on her way to a police interview in El Cerrito.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Patch.com

Board Votes to Rename Portola Middle School After Fred T. Korematsu

The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education at its meeting on Wednesday night voted unanimously to rename Portola Middle School after Japanese American civil rights icon Fred T. Korematsu.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito Journal community briefs:Housing element workshop; police...

El Cerrito is holding a pair of workshops to discuss updates to the housing element of the city's general plan.

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Berkeley Daily Planet

El Cerrito City Council Election Nomination Period Opens

Persons interested in running for the office of City Council Member for the City of El Cerrito in the upcoming November 4, 2014 election may obtain Nomination Papers and a Candidate's Packet from the City Clerk beginning Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. The General Municipal Election will fill two seats on the City Council for four year terms.

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Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito police log: Dine and dash; sexual battery report;...

A woman walking at Potrero Avenue and South 53rd Street at 8:13 a.m. fled after a man groped her.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Fitch Rates West Contra Costa Unified School District, CA's GO Refunding Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable

Purpose: Bond proceeds will be used to refund various outstanding GO obligations of the district and pay the costs of issuance.

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East Bay Express

Oralia's Kitchen Has Moved

Oralia's Kitchen - a charming family-owned restaurant offering the rare trifecta of Salvadoran food, Mexican food, and Louisiana Fried Chicken - has moved further up San Pablo Avenue from its original location, a former Louisiana Fried Chicken spot in El Cerrito.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito: San Pablo Avenue corridor plan includes criteria to streamline development approval

The city's Design Review Board last week received an explanation of its role in implementing the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan, which will guide development on and near its primary traffic corridor over the next 25 years.

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Patch.com

Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Into Kensington Home, Climbing In Bed with Girl, 11

A Richmond man was arrested on suspicion of child molestation early this morning after allegedly breaking into a Kensington home and getting into bed with an 11-year-old girl, according to police.

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