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SLIDE SHOW: San Pablo Avenue Looks to the Future

BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

San Pablo Avenue is a major economic force in El Cerrito, supplying the community with everything from nail salons to novelty shops. Now, a new plan to regulate future development along this major thoroughfare is nearing completion.

Watch the slideshow below to learn more.

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Faces in Focus: Exclusive Buttons

Faces in Focus is a series of profiles on local businesses and residents who are making an impact in El Cerrito. Read the full story

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SLIDE SHOW: Volunteers Rise Early to Restore Local Creek

On a recent Saturday morning in El Cerrito, a small group of East Bay citizens decided to forgo sleeping in.  Instead, coffee in hand, they gathered at the dead-end of Adams Street in El Cerrito to participate in one of Friends of Five Creeks’ weekly work parties to restore local creeks to their natural beauty.

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SLIDE SHOW: Election Day in El Cerrito

BY SWETA VOHRA//

Voters got out early. Campaigns continued for one last day. Signs filled the streets, walls and lawns. Read the full story

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SLIDE SHOW: Phone Banking gets Youth Boost

BY N’JERI EATON //

On the final day of the election, dozens of volunteers gathered at the West Contra Costa Unified Campaign office for one last push for Obama.

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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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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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SLIDE SHOW: El Cerrito High Football vs. Alameda

BY FERNANDO GALLO//

The Gauchos took on the Alameda Hornets for their homecoming game on Oct. 10. See the action up close in this slideshow.

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SLIDE SHOW: Grand Opening of the New El Cerrito City Hall

BY MATT DURNING //

On October 6, 2008, the new, long-awaited El Cerrito City Hall opened its doors at 10891 San Pablo Avenue for the first time.

Watch our photo slide show below to see images from this historic local event.

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El Cerrito BART Paths Targeted by Robbers

BY N’JERI EATON //

Three Richmond teenagers were arrested in El Cerrito in connection with a series of strong-arm robberies on a path near the BART tracks last week. The teens – two 16-year-old boys and a 13-year-old girl – are suspected of six robberies in a three day period.

The paths behind the El Cerrito Plaza and Del Norte BART stations have been a prime location for robberies. According to the El Cerrito Police log, 17 robberies have been reported since March along these paths. Read the full story

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