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Reporting in El Cerrito

Which stories should I cover?

Photo credit: Roger H. Goun, http://flic.kr/p/4xVw4h
Photo credit: Roger H. Goun, http://flic.kr/p/4xVw4h
Hi everyone. It's been great getting to know a lot of you in the last few weeks and I look forward to meeting if we haven't already.

Since I'm quite new to El Cerrito, I'm heavily depending on the community (that includes you!) to learn about important stories worth covering. In between tips from the last El Cerrito Patch Editor, Charles Burress, and residents, here are some topics I've started researching:

  • Fundraising progress for Hillside Natural Area
  • El Cerrito High School football stadium construction, and its impact on the neighborhood.
  • Update on Windrush and the new charter school moving in.
  • Business closures and what's going on with vacant buildings: Nib's restaurant, Guitar Center, Safeway on Moeser, and others.
  • How the drought affects the city
What am I missing? Is there something you'd like to see a report on? Let me know in the comments below or by emailing me: nicole.jones at patch.com. Thanks to those who've already sent me some great ideas.

I'm also always looking for tips on great businesses to profile and events to cover.

And if you haven't already, please connect with El Cerrito Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Our newsletter is pretty nifty, too.
Craig B. Wilson January 24, 2014 at 08:10 PM
More things to follow, Nicole: news on street projects (such as the new sidewalks and lighting along Central between San Pablo and BART), news from El Cerrito High (awards, teams--the basketball team is highly rated, requests for tutors) and other schools, library and senior center events, new businesses opening (such as the prepared foods store that is part of Natural Foods), empty buildings include the old Comcast building next to the pawn shop on San Pablo between Central and Fairmont), anything related to the development of the Richmond campus of UC....
Will I. Puffinuff January 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM
What's going on with the new Portola campus?

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