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El Cerrito's historic adobe depicted in scale model

Miniaturist Charlie Moran of Hercules has used old photos to build a model of the Victor Castro adobe that gives viewers a sense of the structure in three dimensions. The historic building was destroyed in a 1956 arson fire. 
Businesses take part in program to show foster youths snapshots of the working world  
Women's squad adds a second-place finish  
Oakland Velocity -- Tryouts for Fall season for 12U and 13U teams on Aug. 4 and Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bishop O'Dowd High School. For more information or to schedule a tryout contact head coach Gilmore 510-584-7239, oaklandvelocitytb@gmail.  
Local area baseball players now in the minor leagues  
Friday, June 19 SHOPLIFT -- An Oakland man, 50, was arrested at 10:40 a.m. at on suspicion of stealing merchandise. UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- A transient woman reportedly harassing customers at a business in the 11800 block of San Pablo Avenue at 2 p.  
The Get Pop-Cultured campaign at the El Cerrito Plaza Barnes & Noble store and other locations of the chain will have events throughout July  
Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito holding singalong version of "The Sound of Music" on July 5  
Residents cite lack of reforms after "humiliating sex scandal" involving local police sergeant in Reno  
Michael Lucia/Bay Area News Group archive
BART's underground station restrooms closed since 9/11 attacks 14 years ago remain closed due to security concern and high cost of opening them. Some directors say they're equally essential for all stations.  
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast.