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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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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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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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