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Re-Financing the East Bay’s Parks: Measure WW

BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

On a grey, late Sunday afternoon, El Cerrito resident Sherman Lam returns from hiking with his family and his dog in the tall bluffs overlooking the city, part of the 90 acres of the El Cerrito Hillside Natural area.

“We come here quite often. It’s kind of like a Sunday outing for us,” Lam says, as he waits by his car at the bottom of the hill for his wife and daughter. “My wife also likes to come here during the week with her friends and walk.”

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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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Second Debate Changes Few Minds

BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

The presidential candidates got up close and personal with an audience of 80 uncommitted voters on Tuesday night during their only town-hall style debate, but the audience at the Macaroni Grill bar in El Cerrito remained unmoved.

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El Cerrito High Rides Late Touchdown to Victory, 23-17 Over Alameda

BY FERNANDO GALLO//

After a seesaw battle all night, El Cerrito High emerged victorious on a late touchdown for the second consecutive week, beating the Alameda Hornets 23-17 on Oct. 10.

After losing the lead in the fourth quarter, backup quarterback Isaac Goins connected with Kenneth Green for a 77-yard touchdown pass with less than five minutes remaining in the game. The long score put the Gauchos up 20-17. Kicker Jose Fuentes then put up a 49-yard field goal that barely cleared the crossbar and gave the Gauchos a 23-17 lead. Read the full story

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Contra Costa County Offers Free Breast Exams for Uninsured Women

BY N’JERI EATON AND FERNANDO GALLO//

The Pittsburg Health Center will be offering free breast exams to uninsured women today from 5 to 7 p.m.  The event is a part of a larger initiative by the Contra Costa Health Services department for National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Read the full story

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Get Your Flu Shot!

El Cerrito Police Officer getting vaccinated

El Cerrito Police Officer getting vaccinated

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN AND ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

October 21, 2008// The Contra Costa Health Department will be administering flu shots today in El Cerrito.  The clinic will take place at the Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane from 1-3 p.m.
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