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El Cerrito's newest Wall of Fame member has passion for city and its history

Panas, who was named to the select group in July, has been a key instigator of the city's growing commitment to preserving its history, architectural and otherwise. He has also worked for years to improve residents' quality of life with his service on El Cerrito's New Library Committee 
Alameda Contra Costa Transit District to hold eight public workshops seeking public advice about how to change bus routes and schedules  
 
ALBANY -- Running back Gabe Watson rushed for two touchdowns, including one from 99 yards, as the Highlanders (4-0) scored on all of their first-half possessions and took a 56-0 lead into halftime against the host Cougars (2-3).  
 
Alhambra quarterback Mark Azevedo found Grant Hill for a 49-yard touchdown pass with 2:21 left to give the Bulldogs their first lead of the game.  
 
While patrons and some employees expressed frustration during the library board meeting, the head of the county library system says dissatisfaction is largely due to differences in management style between the new branch manager and her predecessor.  
 
The city is working to get an earlier start on its mandated plan for development of affordable housing, scheduling a community symposium on the topic from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30 in the council chamber at City Hall, 1000 San Pablo Ave.  
 
MONDAY, SEPT. 15 FIRE ALARM CALL -- A fire alarm sounded as a result of someone failing to turn off the fans in the kitchen. FOUND PROPERTY -- A Waste Management employee turned in a found purse.  
 
The San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan establishes new height, density and design rules for development along the 2.5-mile-long strip that runs the entire length of the city, along with adjoining streets. Plan opponents, including Richmond Annex residents, cited increased auto traffic, blocked views, tall buildings shading nearby homes and relaxed project approval rules as concerns.  
 
Prescription drug collection eventA free, no-questions-asked event to drop off unused or expired medications for proper disposal will be held from 10 a.  
 
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Today's Music Picks: Elton John follows 'Yellow Brick Road' to San Jose

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elton John celebrates his iconic 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' album at SAP Center in San Jose. 
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Amanda Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI

Say it ain’t so: The actress who seemed on the mend after rehab is busted in San Fernando Valley after stopping car in middle of an intersection.