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El Cerrito: Longtime Scout camp volunteer leads by example

Good stewardship of the earth, giving to the community and passing on what he's learned in life all come together at a special spot for George Fosselius -- the Boy Scouts' Camp Herms.  
EL SOBRANTE -- El Cerrito High quarterback Keith Thomas threw for 179 yards and rushed for another 69, but the defending North Coast Section Division III champion Gauchos were overwhelmed 49-14 by Sutter on Saturday at De Anza.  
 
In more bad news, the state Senate failed to act on legislation that would have added the medical center to the state's public medical system, letting it get higher reimbursements from government-sponsored plans -- $4 million to $6 million more in annual revenue. The bill was sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.  
 
The proposed San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan, which calls for refocusing the automobile-oriented business highway to a thoroughfare that emphasizes walking, bicycling and mass transit, while allowing denser development, comes before the Planning Commission on Thursday and the City Council on Sept. 22  
 
The 16th annual Kops for Kids Golf Classic, which will be held Sept. 15 at the Oakhurst Country Club in Clayton, raises funds for Contra Costa Kops for Kids, a program in which active and retired police personnel work with young people considered at risk.  
 
Friday, Aug. 15 SHOPLIFTING -- An officer was flagged down by an employee of Hi Tech Car Stereo, 10530 San Pablo Ave., around 3 p.m. about the theft of a car sound system amplifier.  
 
Police have responded to several residential burglaries in El Cerrito in recent days, including one that led to a homeless woman's arrest. Officers responded around 10:10 a.  
 
The 11th annual Music in the Park series of free evening concerts returns to Albany from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday in September on the lawn at Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave. The opening show features Orquesta la Moderna Tradicion: Music of the Havana social clubs of the 1950s on Sept. 3.  
 
Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division features three teams that won North Coast Section titles in 2013  
 
.Books and Blocks at the Library. Hear a story, then stay to play with Legos, Duplos and more. For ages 2 and up. 11 a.m. to noon. Saturdays. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave.