These were among the most-read stories by El Cerrito Patch viewers this past week:
Patrons were ordered to lie on floor while robbers took their wallets. The El Cerrito Police Blotter for Feb. 11-18 also includes a street robbery, a home burglary, vehicle vs. brick wall on Arlington and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
In response to complaints and loss of materials, the El Cerrito has adopted new rules for the city-run Recycling Center. City officials are holding a public meeting on Feb. 21 to answer questions about the regulations, which go into effect March 1.
Real estate website forecasts price increases for 2013 in all but one Bay Area zip code.
A Sacramento Bee reporter browses the shelves — and the customers — at the Bay Area Free Book Exchange.
Both students were detained, then released into their parents' custody, police said.
And the week's most popular blog: AT&T Applies to Put 9 Cell Towers in Kensington: the Review Process and What You Can Do by Catya Den (for the second week in a row)
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