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Candidate Gestures Speak Louder Than Words at Final Debate


BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO  – The final debate of the 2008 presidential campaign reinforced stark ideological differences between Barack Obama and John McCain, but the unmistakable contrast in the candidates’ physical demeanor left local viewers with their most lasting impression. Read the full story

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VIDEO PROFILE: Councilmember Sandi Potter


Councilmember Sandi Potter

BY FERNANDO GALLO//

Councilmember Sandi Potter talks about why she came to El Cerrito, the redevelopment of the Cerrito Speakeasy, and the arts movement in El Cerrito.

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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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VIDEO: Taste of Community at El Cerrito Market


BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

The Farmer’s Market in the El Cerrito Plaza is a cornucopia of sound, color and fragrance.  Watch this video to get a taste and then experience it for yourself, every Tuesday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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VIDEO: Produce and Politics at El Cerrito Farmer’s Market


BY N’JERI EATON//

At the farmer’s market in El Cerrito Plaza, we talked to shoppers about the presidential election and the issues that are important to them.

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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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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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VIDEO PROFILES: Meet Your City Council Candidates


From L-R: David Boisvert, Ann Cheng, Greg Lyman, Andrew Ting

(From L-R: David Boisvert, Ann Cheng, Greg Lyman, Andrew Ting)

BY MATT DURNING //

On November 4th, at least two of the four individuals featured here will be elected to the El Cerrito City Council. The following three-minute video profiles provide a brief introduction to each of the candidates, in their own words. Read the full story

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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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VIDEO PROFILE: City Councilmember Janet Abelson


Councilmember Janet Abelson

Councilmember Janet Abelson

BY FERNANDO GALLO//

City Councilmember Janet Abelson talks about why she became a councilmember, the new El Cerrito City Hall, and why environmental issues are so important to her.  Hear Abelson tell her story outside of the council chamber and in a one-on-one setting.

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