Category Archives: El Cerrito

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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El Cerrito Madera Hillside Property

El Cerrito’s Hillside Natural Area is a rare open space gem amid our crowded East Bay communities. With 90 acres of oak forest and grasslands cut by hillside creeks, the natural area is much loved by hikers, mountain bikers, dog … Continue reading

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El Cerrito Neighborhood History

Here’s some fun history from my neighborhood in El Cerrito.  (Adding panoramas Sep 2013) . . 1,500 Chickens on Navellier Our Environmental Quality Committee recently helped sponsor changes in the city animal ordinance making it legal to keep chickens in the … Continue reading

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