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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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SLIDE SHOW: El Cerrito’s Sacred Spot

Boulder in Canyon Trail Park

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN //

In Canyon Trail Park there is a boulder inscribed with petroglyphs – mortars, cupules, and fertility symbols. The site is also home to a grassroots conservation project that aims to protect native plants as well as preserve the rock.

To learn more about the efforts of the Canyon Trail Volunteers watch the slideshow below. Read the full story

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Holiday Fun – In Your Own Backyard

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN //

The one-two punch of the turbulent economy and the holiday financial squeeze leaves families across America looking for ways to save money. Well, look no further than your own backyard. With the kids out of school and holiday vacation time, El Cerrito offers plenty of opportunities for outings, fun, and maybe a little adventure. Read the full story

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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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Fire on Albany Hill

Fire as seen from Albany Bulb

Fire as seen from Albany Bulb

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN //

A small blaze, producing a big plume of smoke and flames visible from Interstate 80, broke out Friday afternoon on the west side of Albany Hill. Fortunately, due to a quick response, crews were able to prevent any serious damage.

Initially, the fire came close to threatening the high-rise Gate View apartment building at 555 Pierce Street in Albany, that is nestled between I-80 and the hill.

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Saving The Trees; Volunteers Needed

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN //

Great cities are often defined by the way they look. New York has a one of a kind skyline, San Francisco has the distinctive Golden Gate Bridge and El Cerrito may soon have a unique collection of trees hand-selected by residents. In the next few weeks, a new citizen group, the Tree Committee, is being organized and they are looking for residents to take a part in order to implement a city-wide greening effort

The committee, which will consist of up to 15 members, will be the “guiding force for the Urban Forest Master Plan,” said Bruce King, of the city’s public works department and the staff coordinator for the Tree Committee.

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Park District Measure Passes

(Photo by Deane Little/Courtesy of East Bay Parks)

BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

On November 4, voters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties passed Measure WW with 71 percent approval. The measure extended an existing regional park bond measure to the tune of $500 million, to be distributed over the next 20 years.

“I think that it’s a tribute to the people [for] recognizing the value of the park district and wanting to have more parks and more opportunities in the future,” said Jack Kenny, chief of parks for the East Bay Regional Park District.

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