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El Cerrito: Timing of new middle school opening still undetermined

Architect Marcus Hibser told an audience of about 75 parents and other residents at a July 23 update meeting on the Fred T. Korematsu Middle School project that the last of the four buildings that will house the new school is scheduled for completion on Nov. 23. The district must decide whether to open the campus next spring or at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.  
Rejecting recommendation of independent committee, board votes to continue double-dipping on car expenses, collecting auto allowance and mileage reimbursement.  
 
Chris Treadway
In 1776 the Bautista de Anza exploration party arrived at San Francisco Bay to find a site for a mission and establish a Spanish presence in the region. The party passed through what is now El Cerrito on April 1, 1776, marking the first presence of people of European ancestry within El Cerrito's city limits.  
 
Six parcels on King Drive near Moeser Lane belonged to the Marvin Rosenberg, a UC Berkeley drama professor, who lived in a house on one of the lots from 1950 until his death at the age of 90 in 2003.  
 
The Albany Recreation and Community Services Department is putting on several events to entertain and enlighten residents during the dog days of summer. First up is Albany Trivia Night at 7 p.m. July 31 at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave.  
 
Bob Shomler
For as long as I've known him, George Cleve -- the founder, conductor and guiding light of the Midsummer Mozart Festival, which just completed its 41st season -- has been masquerading as a grumpy old man. But I have bad news for him: Nobody is fooled. Nobody has ever been fooled. I mean, if he's such a grouch, how come so many people love him so much?  
 
A special program commemorating the 100th anniversary of Richmond Day at the Panama Pacific International Exposition will be hosted by the Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8.  
 
Sunday, July 12 RESISTING ARREST -- A heavily intoxicated juvenile was reported at 5:30 p.m. at Creekside Park. Officers located the youth, "along with another 16-year-old male juvenile who was intoxicated and belligerent" who was taken into custody for failing to obey commands.  
 
Saturday, July 11 THEFT -- Theft via unauthorized use of identification information was reported in the 1100 block of Evelyn Avenue.Tuesday, July 14 BREAKING AND ENTERING -- A residential burglary in the 500 block Jackson Street was reported at 6:30 a.  
 
Albany Trivia Night. Is your head full of random knowledge? Then you'll want to join Albany's version of classic pub trivia with multiple rounds, topics and maybe even a few wild cards.  
 
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Dr. Dre releasing first album in nearly 16 years

'Detox' is off but 'Compton: A Soundtrack,' inspired by the upcoming N.W.A. biopic 'Straight Outta Compton,' will be released on iTunes and Apple Music on Friday.