Archive | October, 2008

VIDEO: Get Out the Vote Rally at Democratic Headquaters

BY N’JERI EATON//

The West Contra Costa County United Democratic Campaign Headquarters held a Get Out the Vote Rally in El Cerrito on Sunday to celebrate the work of volunteers. Read the full story

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In Focus: City Council Election Money Trail

BY MATT DURNING //

El Cerrito Focus has obtained the latest campaign finance disclosure documents for each of the five candidates running for city council. Read the full story

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City Council Debuts Technological Advancements at Regular Meeting

The front entrance of the new El Cerrito City Hall on San Pablo Avenue.

BY FERNANDO GALLO//

The El Cerrito City Council discussed technological advancements the city has made to better serve and educate its residents, as well as a new recycling system, at its bimonthly meeting on Oct. 20.

The council session, which also served as the Public Financing Authority meeting, marked only the second time the council has met in the new state-of-the-art city hall.

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SLIDESHOW: City Hall Goes Green

BY N’JERI EATON//

After two years of construction, the grand opening of the city hall this month marks a new green direction for the city. Read the full story

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Election Day

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place here.

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City Council Meeting

Location: New City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, Calif., 94530

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ECHS Varsity Football Game: Gauchos vs. Richmond

This Saturday, Nov 1, the El Cerrito High School varsity football team takes on Richmond High at home. The Gachos are looking to make it five straight wins and improve their record to 5-3. Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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Re-Financing the East Bay’s Parks: Measure WW

BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

On a grey, late Sunday afternoon, El Cerrito resident Sherman Lam returns from hiking with his family and his dog in the tall bluffs overlooking the city, part of the 90 acres of the El Cerrito Hillside Natural area.

“We come here quite often. It’s kind of like a Sunday outing for us,” Lam says, as he waits by his car at the bottom of the hill for his wife and daughter. “My wife also likes to come here during the week with her friends and walk.”

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VIDEO: Vice-Presidential Debate Commentary at the Cerrito Speakeasy

BY N’JERI EATON//

A rowdy crowd of local residents gathered at the Cerrito Speakeasy to watch the vice-presidential debate.

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Cell Phones for Change

Team leader Juantia Hughes trains first-time callers Sydney Matherson and her mother Sheri Freeman-Matherson

Team leader Juanita Hughes trains first-time callers Sydney Matherson and her mother Sheri Freeman-Matherson

BY N’JERI EATON//

In the last critical days of the presidential election, volunteers at the West Contra Costa United Democratic Campaign Headquarters are spending the weekends working the phones for Obama to get out the vote and clear up any confusion. Read the full story

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