( Kristopher Skinner )
El Cerrito landmark gets new life
The completion of the extensive modernization of the landmark building formerly known as the Chung Mei Home for Chinese Boys was celebrated Monday with a reopening event that drew about 300 guests, including El Cerrito and West Contra Costa public officials, to the site at 1800 Elm St.
Swing and sway at El Cerrito Tea DanceThe El Cerrito Senior Center and El Cerrito Historical Society are hosting a Big Band Era Tea Dance from 1 to 4 p.
"The purpose of the gathering is to inaugurate new plans for a wider and more general use of the national parks", the California Alumni Weekly would report. "Regulations concerning vehicles and camping parties will be discussed," and experts would give talks on other topics.
Many cities and agencies have installed what are known as owl boxes, providing the hunting birds with a place to nest and breed, while simultaneously ending the need to use rodent poisons.
El Cerrito police log: Robbery suspects arrested after pursuit over Bay Bridge, numerous auto burglaries reported; incidents at BART stations
Monday, March 9 WARRANT -- An El Cerrito man was arrested for an outstanding warrant during a suspicious vehicle stop in the 1000 block of King Drive STOLEN VEHICLE -- A 1998 Nissan pickup truck was stolen overnight from the 1600 block of Richmond Street.
West County Senior Activities: Talk by supervisor of Contra Costa County's Adult Protective Services
El Cerrito St. John's Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. 6500 Gladys Ave. On April 7, the supervisor of Contra Costa County's Adult Protective Services will be the speaker.
One of the best concerts I've heard in a long time was a performance of Handel's Messiah by the UC Chamber Chorus and the University Chorus just before Christmas in 2013. I was totally blown away. Well, they're back. And this time they're tackling an even more ambitious project: Bach's monumental masterpiece, the B Minor Mass, which they'll perform April 10-11 with a baroque orchestra at UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall.
The new semipro team, to be known as the Tottenham Hotspur East Bay Ladies, will be recruiting the best high school, club, college and post-college players available in the Bay Area, according to Manish Doshi, one of the team's two coaches.
Twenty-two plots are set up at Ocean View Park, with 17 set aside for community gardening, one for herb growing, two for those with ADA needs and two for educational programs. The garden plots are located behind the tennis courts.
( Sal Pizarro )
Cocktail Chronicles: Oak & Rye in Los Gatos
Oak & Rye is an upscale pizza restaurant with a flair for craft cocktails.
( Alberto E. Rodriguez )
Will Forte and January Jones dating
Forte, a former Lafayette resident, has been stepping out with his 'Last Man on Earth' co-star, reports say.