El Cerrito ceremony commemorates Korematsu Day, dedicates new school campus

A dual ceremony was held Jan. 30 honoring the late civil rights activist Fred T. Korematsu and dedicating the new middle school campus in El Cerrito named in his honor. anda chu/staff photos 
Pair identified after a stolen cellphone was sold to a reseller  
A key focus of their anger, expressed at a joint meeting with West Contra Costa schools trustees, was the district's decision to continue with the program to replace Pinole Valley High School last summer after the district had halted other replacement and reconstruction plans for other schools in order to formulate a new Facilities Master Plan.  
"Love in the Wilderness" is the theme of a hike from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 at Sunol Regional Wilderness, led by naturalist Cat Taylor. The group will look for "amorous amphibians and rapturous raptors."  
Nate Boyer, who walked onto Texas Longhorns' football team at age 31, shares story at Glazer Palooza Suits & Sneakers Super Bowl Kick Off party.  
El Cerrito incorporated in August of 1917, uniting the unincorporated areas of Stege Junction and Rust, along with two small communities, Schmidtville and Schindler. At the time, the city lay on the outskirts of urban development in the East Bay with an initial population of 1,400.  
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Several Bay Area communities are already using the devices and El Cerrito's police department is formulating a plan to join them soon, with cost, access and privacy among the considerations.  
Tuesday, Jan. 12 WARRANT -- A Richmond man was arrested on a warrant during a 9 a.m. traffic stop at Cutting Boulevard and Interstate 80. EVALUATION -- A San Francisco man, 47, was taken into custody on San Pablo Avenue at 11 a.  
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I've had four more cats since then -- Nelly, Phoebe, Sally and Pepe -- and I've loved them all dearly. But not a day has gone by when I haven't thought about Eliza and missed her. I really hope there is a heaven because when I die, the first thing I want to see is her.  
A group of protesters who chained themselves to construction equipment on Jan. 28 were cited and released by University of California police, according to Occupy the Farm spokesman Gustavo Oliveira.  
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7