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Finding Voice in ECHS Radio Class

BY SWETA VOHRA //

A popular, vibrant radio class at El Cerrito High School is highlighting the importance of youth voice and activism.

Check out the video below to listen to what’s going on. Also be sure to check out this link for more info and to listen live!

www.worldoneradio.org

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SLIDE SHOW: Going Green Saves Green for Windrush School

The new environmentally friendly middle school building at Windrush School.

BY FERNANDO GALLO //

The Windrush School in El Cerrito opened its new “green” middle school building in September, earning a gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System in the process. Read the full story

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VIDEO: School Board Discusses School Closures

BY N’JERI EATON//

The West Contra Costa Unified School District met with the community Wednesday night to discuss school closures at DeJean Middle School in Richmond. Read the full story

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School Board Discusses School Closures

BY N’JERI EATON//

The West Contra Costa Unified School District met with the community Wednesday night to discuss school closures at DeJean Middle School in Richmond. Read the full story

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A New Neighbor in El Cerrito

Student kayak trip to Angel Island.

BY SWETA VOHRA //

El Cerrito residents may soon have a new neighbor. The Living Skills Center for the Visually Impaired, currently located in San Pablo, is considering moving to the city of El Cerrito in order to provide a higher quality of life for its students.

“El Cerrito is a community on the move,” says the center’s director Patricia Williams, who has been involved with the organization for 36 years.

A former instructor, Williams says that she’s wanted to build a new site since she became director in 1995. For over a year now, the organization has focused on El Cerrito because of its central location plus its safe and friendly community. Read the full story

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Measure D has Homeowners and Schools at Odds

BY N’JERI EATON//

State education budget cuts have forced Castro Elementary School in El Cerrito, like many public schools throughout the state, to do more with less. Despite the loss of hours for librarians, school psychologists, and the elimination of the music program, Castro Elementary continues to thrive and exceed state performance standards. However, if voters decide against the Measure D parcel tax, schools in the West Contra Costa School District will face continued challenges. Read the full story

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VIDEO PROFILES: Meet Your School Board Candidates

BY SWETA VOHRA //

In this year’s local elections, four candidates will be running to fill two empty seats on the West Contra Costa School Board. They include Karen Pfeifer, Antonio Medrano, Robert Studdiford and Tony Thurmond. Three of the four candidates offer their comments and outlook on the future of the district.

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