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    El Cerrito High School plans to name campus facilities in honor of past faculty members

    The West Contra Costa school board also heard a report on enrollment projections and a proposal to rename Coronado Elementary in Richmond for labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta 
    Delays in preparing site mean increased overtime costs to finish work by Aug. 12  
     
    El Cerrito Relay for Life, Berkeley Kite Festival return this weekend  
     
    An indoor and outdoor flea market will have a wide variety of affordable items for sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Maple Hall, 13831 San Pablo Ave. The event is hosted by the city's Senior Committee on Aging and will include jewelry, books, clothing, tableware, and other household items, along with free blood pressure checks for visitors.  
     
    Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. At 1:30 p.m. July 29, the movie will be "Noah"; $1. Traditional circle dance class for women of all ages, 10:15-11:30 a.  
     
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    Eight black-crowned night herons and snowy egrets were released along the western bank of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park in Richmond.  
     
    The 30th annual Berkeley Bicycle Club Criterium will bring some 400 to 450 entrants who will race starting at 7 a.m. The event, held in Albany for the past 10 years, has a different course than in the past, extending into El Cerrito for the first time in order to avoid a section of Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Albany made unsafe due to utility work.  
     
    A resident cooking french fries sparked a fire at a Richmond apartment complex that sent an 8-year-old boy to the hospital and displaced nine residents, a fire official said.  
     
    Richmond's City Council on Tuesday heard Chevron's appeal of the city's Planning Commission's recommended amendments to a proposed $1 billion modernization project on its local refinery.  
     
    According to the annual Kids Count Data Book report released Tuesday, the teen birthrate for females ages 15 to 19 in the state has dropped 63 percent between 1990 and 2012. Experts attribute the drop to a variety of factors, including statewide policies and funding aimed at pregnancy prevention, as well as increased access to contraceptives and abortions.  
     
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
    Bay Area s snobbiest small cities? (Cast your vote)

    Palo Alto and Walnut Creek make the list compiled by real estate blog Movoto based on home prices, household income, cultural amenities, educational achievement and more. 
    (Patrick Tehan/Staff)
    Bill Murray shows up at ice cream party

    'Lost in Translation’ actor was the guest of honor at an ice cream truck near area he was shooting a movie.