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Art of Albany Bulb

(In Progress) The Albany Bulb is a former landfill, jutting west from the east shore of San Francisco Bay, largely owned by the City of Albany.   The Bulb is home to a vast array of urban art including mural, … Continue reading

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Havey Canyon Loop

3pm – 6pm  Sunday, October 19 Meet at the End of Rifle Range Road Come enjoy the fall afternoon light in Wildcat Canyon.  This five mile hike descends into the Canyon on the Rifle Range Road trail and then goes up the … Continue reading

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I think I’ve found every ancestral family that can be found, so it will be hard to make new ancestor posts.  You can click on the “Missing Parents” category to see the possible candidates.  I’ll continue to make updates and revisions based … Continue reading

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Murrieta Rock – El Cerrito

xxx   From Dave Weinstein Which leaves us with El Cerrito’s top rock, a pile of blueschist that was so legendary in the years before the Gold Rush it was said to have attracted none other than the bandit Joaquin … Continue reading

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Fred Korematsu

Portola Middle School in El Cerrito has been renamed after Fred T. Korematsu, the Japanese American who famously defied an order to be placed in internment camps during World War II. He was from San Leandro and Oakland, but there … Continue reading

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El Cerrito Architecture

These pictures come from an El Cerrito Trail Trekker hike “Storybook Houses” led by Dave Weinstein on Saturday,  July 19, 2014.  This two hour tour of the northern border of El Cerrito took us past some of the most charming … Continue reading

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Point Molate Beach

Overview In close proximity to the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Point Molate Beach was closed in 2001 and only reopened last month.  The Richmond city council allocated a portion of the settlement received from the 2007 Cosco Busan oil … Continue reading

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