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El Cerrito: Longtime Scout camp volunteer leads by example

Good stewardship of the earth, giving to the community and passing on what he's learned in life all come together at a special spot for George Fosselius -- the Boy Scouts' Camp Herms.  
Pittsburg, aided by its defense, withstands California's fast start.  
 
The seemingly routine action of canceling the City Council election in November because all seats are unopposed has prompted the protest of a political group that claims the action is exclusionary  
 
Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. Mercy Brown Bag Sept. 5. Traditional circle dance class for women of all ages, 10:15-11:30 a.  
 
Two hundred years ago Sunday, 5,000 battle-hardened British troops captured Washington, D.C., and burned all the public buildings down.They started with the Capitol, which housed the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, as well as the House and Senate.  
 
Tri-County Athletic League Rock Division features three teams that won North Coast Section titles in 2013  
 
Berkeley HumaneMeet Astro, a sweet and gentle little dog who wants nothing more than to snooze in his favorite person's warm lap. He is easygoing and gets along well with other dogs.  
 
Although all available campsites in the East Bay Regional Parks are booked for Labor Day weekend, take heart: day-trippers can choose from what is almost an overabundance of activities and events. Let's start with the 14th Annual Historic Rail Fair at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.  
 
.Books and Blocks at the Library. Hear a story, then stay to play with Legos, Duplos and more. For ages 2 and up. 11 a.m. to noon. Saturdays. El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave.  
 
The 11th annual Music in the Park series of free evening concerts returns to Albany from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday in September on the lawn at Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Ave. The opening show features Orquesta la Moderna Tradicion: Music of the Havana social clubs of the 1950s on Sept. 3.  
 
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