Archive | January, 2009

2009 Homeless Count – Volunteers Needed

2009 Homeless Count – Volunteers Needed

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN //

There’s no way to count all of the homeless people in a county the size of Rhode Island in a single morning. But the trained volunteers for the Homeless Count 2009 will try. Read the full story

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Crime – A Year in Review

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN //

2008 saw the usual spree of assaults, drugs, paper crimes, and shoplifting that are normal in El Cerrito. “The majority of crime in the city is property related theft,” said El Cerrito Police Commander Michael Regan, “usually burglarizing homes and autos.”

Statistically, according to the serious crimes reported by the El Cerrito police department to the State of California, there was roughly the same amount of crime in 2008 as in 2007. The reported offenses average a little over a hundred a month. One crime noticeably absent from the 2008 numbers was homicide. “There were no homicides last year, and that makes me happy,” said Regan. There were two homicides in El Cerrito in 2007. Read the full story

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Seeing Possibility

Seeing Possibility

BY MATT DURNING //

Students at the Hatlen Center for the Blind in San Pablo, Calif., are learning skills most of us take for granted – life skills that will help them live independently. Now, after 36 years, the center has a chance to gain its own independence, right here in El Cerrito. Read the full story

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Electronic Waste Recycling

Electronic Waste Recycling

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN

It’s the weekend – the El Cerrito DMV is closed – but  a constant stream of cars flows through the Manila Avenue parking lot. Rather than the usual hurry-up and wait posture of the DMV line, these cars move through the lot with the efficiency of a well-run drive through. Read the full story

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Free Electronic Waste Recycling

Free Electronic Waste Recycling

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN // Maybe you’ve been stockpiling broken electronic gadgets, are trying to make room for new holiday gifts, or are preparing for the impending switch to digital TV. Regardless of what kind of electronic waste situation you find yourself in, Universal Waste Management is willing to take them off your hands.  The free electronic waste recycling event will be held January 3 and 4, in the DMV parking lot at 6400 Manila Ave.

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