El Cerrito's rain garden concept will be sprouting elsewhere
An innovative project installed by El Cerrito to cleanse storm water naturally before it reaches San Francisco Bay is serving as an inspiration for a similar, but larger project planned for a string of sites along San Pablo Avenue through El Cerrito, San Pablo, Richmond, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland
The vote came after a contentious meeting at which the council limited public comment on the project. Mayor Peggy Thomsen ordered police to remove an opponent of the project for disrupting the meeting.
The assessment concluded that El Cerrito needs a new one-story building of about 20,000 square feet with about 190 seats, 66 laptop and desktop computers and shelf space for about 60,000 books, according to Kathryn Page, the consultant who wrote the latest report and the earlier 2006 document.
El Cerrito (28-3) advanced to its third NCS Division III title game in the past four years. The second-seeded Gauchos play No. 1 seed Bishop O'Dowd on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Saint Mary's College
The poll, from San-Mateo-based Godbe Research, reported that 73.2 percent of likely November voters before any campaigning would definitely or probably support a 12-year extension and a half-cent increase to the tax with a simple majority vote needed to pass. Support for the extension alone was 80.1 percent.
El Cerrito Journal community briefs: New exhibit opening at El Cerrito City Hall; Cerrito Creek cleanup set; Albany and Ivy Room holding Mixology presentation
DUI suspect arrested after crashingA Berkeley man who crashed his car into several businesses early in the morning March 4 tried to run from officers before being arrested, police said.
El Cerrito Journal letters to the editor: Water hogs; calls to reject Doctors Medical Center tax; toxins on waterfront
Water hogs must shareWhy do water hogs waste 48 percent of our California runoff water? Who are they?Are they farmers? No. Farmers, mostly family farms, use only 41 percent of our runoff water.
Her friends called her "Jill the Pill," a humorous tribute to her single-minded focus in pursuit of her goals. But when they talk seriously, they'll tell you that Jill Costello was the bravest person they've ever known.
Berkeley HumaneChayil is a champion Scottish terrier, ready to head out and explore the great outdoors and at the same time, stand at attention to love her dearest companions whenever possible.
(MLive.com, Emily Rose Bennet/AP)
More than 1,600 wore their sunglasses at night, for a possible record
There appears to be another arcane world record in Grand Rapids, this time for the most people wearing sunglasses at night. Full Story
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
SXSW Music Picks: Chain Gang of 1974 buzzes into Texas
Also meet Adrian Marcel, one of Oakland's most promising R&B talents.
(Photo by Isaac Brekken/Invision/AP, File)
Look who's sleeping in Justin Bieber's bed
Qianying Zhao was arrested after breaking into the home Bieber is renting and falling asleep in a bedroom.