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VIDEO: Improved Safety Along Upper Fairmount Avenue

VIDEO: Improved Safety Along Upper Fairmount Avenue

BY MATT DURNING //

In October, the city of El Cerrito began work to improve the upper stretch of Fairmount Avenue from Richmond Street, just east of the Plaza BART station, to Colusa Avenue at Sunset View Cemetery.

Funded through the city’s redevelopment agency, the project has two key goals: to improve pedestrian safety and enhance physical beauty throughout this important community corridor. Read the full story

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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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VIDEO: Safety Tips from BART Employees and Riders

BY N’JERI EATON//

BART employees and commuters give tips on how to keep safe while riding public transportation.

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Power Outages Lead to Traffic Tickets, Driver Frustration

BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO – Weekend power outages caused a series of traffic light failures that lead El Cerrito Police to issue a string of traffic tickets in a move that angered some residents.

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SLIDE SHOW: Transit Initiative on November Ballot

BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //  (SEE VIDEO SLIDE SHOW BELOW)

Rising fuel prices and a worsening economy are affecting everybody – including the local bus system.

AC Transit, reeling from a $20 million budget shortfall, has introduced a parcel tax initiative that will appear on the November ballot for residents of El Cerrito and neighboring communities.

“The critical thing is the price of fuel.  That’s driving our operating costs out of sight,” said Jim Gleich, AC Transit Deputy General Manager.

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