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  1. Albany/El Cerrito/Kensington briefs: Albany and El Cerrito hosting July 4 festivitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    Tito Gonzalez y su Son de Cuba will play classic Latin Caribbean music in celebration of the new CD release La Vida Te Da Sorpresas at 2 p.m. June 26. The El Cerrito Police Department is hosting Barks & Bells, a burglary prevention expo "to share ways you can enhance the safety of your home" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25 at the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. The event will feature dog adoptions by Contra Costa County Animal Services and FurEver Animal Rescue, information from home security system companies and home strengthening services vendors and burglary prevention information from the police department.

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  2. Piedmonter/Montclarion letters: What has Oakland police monitor Warshaw been up to?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Contra Costa Times

    If things have been so out of control at the Oakland Police Department for these past months, what has monitor Robert Warshaw been doing? How has this situation been allowed to develop under his supposed oversight? What are Oaklanders paying him for? If the past three chiefs haven't been right for OPD leadership, maybe he's not right for its oversight. When it comes to blame, which is all our civic leaders seem capable of, there's plenty to go around, Warshaw included.

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  3. Kensington: Sergeant demoted to officer as traffic-stop saga continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | Inside Bay Area

    A police sergeant involved in a controversial traffic stop of an elected official last year has been demoted to the rank of officer. Keith Barrow lost his sergeant's stripes June 1, according to a short statement that interim Chief Kevin Hart sent to police board members Friday afternoon.

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  4. Traffic tickets thrown out in Kensington car-stop caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 27 | Inside Bay Area

    An Alameda County traffic commissioner has thrown out the tickets issued to a public official last year during a controversial car stop. Court records show Commissioner Taylor Culver threw out both tickets given to Kensington Police district Director Vanessa Cordova "in the interest of justice."

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  5. Treadway: Heritage roses event back for 36th year in El CerritoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    April showers or not, you can always find May flowers at the free Celebration of Old Roses, returning 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 15 at the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito. The uniquely El Cerrito show dedicated to heritage roses -- antique varieties predating the 20th century that had fallen out of favor as more modern hybrids gained popularity -- is the oldest and largest event of its kind, now in its 36th year and featuring rose-themed attractions for all ages.

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  6. Treadway: Heritage roses event back for 36th year in El CerritoRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    April showers or not, you can always find May flowers at the free Celebration of Old Roses, returning 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 15 at the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito. The uniquely El Cerrito show dedicated to heritage roses -- antique varieties predating the 20th century that had fallen out of favor as more modern hybrids gained popularity -- is the oldest and largest event of its kind, now in its 36th year and featuring rose-themed attractions for all ages.

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  7. Contra Costa Chorale holding anniversary concerts in Kensington, Walnut CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The Contra Costa Chorale community chorus will return to its roots for concerts celebrating its 50th anniversary on May 14 and 15. As part of the program Joseph Liebling, the founding director of the community chorus, will be guest conductor for a reprise of Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass," the piece that was sung at its inaugural performance of what was then known as the Richmond Symphony Chorus in 1966. The anniversary concert, "In Praise of Music," will be performed at 8 p.m. May 14 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley at 1 Lawson Road in Kensington, and at 5 p.m. May 15 at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave. in Walnut Creek.

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  8. Contra Costa Chorale holding anniversary concerts in Kensington, Walnut CreekRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The Contra Costa Chorale community chorus will return to its roots for concerts celebrating its 50th anniversary on May 14 and 15. As part of the program Joseph Liebling, the founding director of the community chorus, will be guest conductor for a reprise of Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass," the piece that was sung at its inaugural performance of what was then known as the Richmond Symphony Chorus in 1966. The anniversary concert, "In Praise of Music," will be performed at 8 p.m. May 14 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley at 1 Lawson Road in Kensington, and at 5 p.m. May 15 at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave. in Walnut Creek.

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  9. Treadway: Support community causes during East Bay GivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The third annual East Bay Gives, a one-day online donation event on May 3, is a way to make a difference in your community by assisting any of the participating nonprofit organizations working to address on local needs. More than 500 organizations, the highest number yet, have signed up for this year's event, which is a lifeline for groups working in areas such as education, health, youth development, the arts, community improvement and the environment.

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  10. El Cerrito: A look inside new middle school campusRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    After years of controversy over the site and construction plans, the new $40 million Korematsu Middle School opened March 28 and a first-week tour showed that the new campus was worth the long wait. The school is made up of four separate buildings on the site of the former Castro Elementary School at 7125 Donal Ave. One two-story classroom building is a remodeled version of a former Castro building and the second is a totally new two-story structure on the north side of the site next to Castro Park.

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  11. Guest Commentary: We, The People, must create the 'political will' to do the right thingRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    The legislature was given the task of reallocating property taxes according to its guidelines. As usual they made a mess of it.

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  12. Runners complain of glitches with race times in Oakland Running FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Minutes, even seconds, matter when a runner is racing to the finish line in hopes of qualifying for the next race or even just to top their own personal best. But when a chip tracking device that measures their time malfunctions and records the wrong time, that's not something serious runners take lightly.

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  13. Longtime El Cerrito preschool relocating to KensingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A 24-year-old El Cerrito preschool will be moving to a new site here on May 1, taking advantage of the open space and views on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist Church at 1 Lawson Road. As part of the relocation, the Willow Street School House is being renamed the Pine Crest School.

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  14. Residents tell county Supervisor Miley about air noise concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Supervisor Nate Miley vowed to try and get air noise issue on the county's agenda and to contact the FAA, air carriers and congressional representatives after a Tuesday meeting at the Montclair Recreation Center. "My office is prepared to work with you," Miley said.

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  15. Albany/El Cerrito/Kensington calendar: Free screening March 5 of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Submit calendar items to [email protected] . Write "calendar item" in the subject line.

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  16. El Cerrito NAACP holding public forum with District 9 senate seat candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Meet the candidates for California Senate District 9 at a public event being hosted by the El Cerrito branch of the NAACP at 10 a.m. April 2 at St. Peter Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 5324 Cypress Ave. Candidates Nancy Skinner, Sandre Swanson, Rich Kinney and Katherine Welch will introduce themselves and take questions from the panel and the public. The district, currently represented by Loni Hancock, includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Oakland, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo, San Leandro and San Pablo.

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  17. El Cerrito: Local talents headline Lunafest lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A pair of filmmakers with local connections are highlighting this year's Lunafest, the traveling women's film festival that is holding 175 events this year in the United States and Canada. The two artists are Anna Schumacher, a Kensington native who graduated from El Cerrito High School in 2005, and Sarah Feeley, a current El Cerrito resident.

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  18. El Cerrito: Discussion supports rerouting bus routes to new middle school campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    A group of about 30 residents strongly favored a plan to reroute AC Transit buses to drop off students at the front door at the new Korematsu Middle School campus after it opens on March 28. The transit agency is proposing to change the routes of its 667, 668 and 675 lines that serve the current, temporary Korematsu campus between Moeser Lane and Portola Drive to provide direct service to the new campus at 7125 Donal Ave., about three blocks away.

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  19. Albany/El Cerrito/Kensington calendar: El Cerrito Senior Singers performance; Ohlone Greenway cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Albany FilmFest Red Carpet Academy Awards Party. Get ready for Albany FilmFest in March at this all-ages welcome.

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  20. Kensington police director: Chief knew officers were watching her car ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | Contra Costa Times

    Ten days before two police officers pulled over an elected official in what she alleges was an act of harassment, this small town's interim police chief told her that cops had been reporting to him about the location of her car, she and others are claiming Police district director Vanessa Cordova said Saturday that interim Chief Kevin Hart's remarks at dinner during a government conference in Monterey on Sept. 28 show she was being targeted well before the two officers stopped her in Berkeley on Oct. 7, threatened to arrest her and detained her for 45 minutes before ticketing her for not having a front license plate.

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