Latest El Cerrito High School Stories

2008-09-09 15:00:34

By Tom Lochner Linnea Gullikson took a toy gun and shot a mousetrap, which pulled open the pop-up top of a drinking bottle, pouring water down a winding tube from where it dropped onto the blades of a water wheel fashioned from the hollow halves of plastic Easter eggs. The turning paddles emptied into a round container while a string wound around the axle gradually pulled aloft one end of a ramp, allowing a rubber duck to slide into the "pond," to applause. If it sounds like a Rube...

2008-08-27 12:01:29

By Chris Treadway Two new benches have been added to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, the popular dog park at the foot of Central Avenue in Richmond. The current issue of the Pido Pointer, the newsletter of the Point Isabel Dog Owners and Friends group, notes that one bench honors the memory of Sgt. Darryl Tsujimoto, who led the K9 unit of the San Francisco Police Department. Tsujimoto was 41 when he collapsed and died of a heart attack during a 2006 canine training exercise on Treasure...

2008-08-05 06:00:24

By Chris Treadway Supervisors took the occasion to pass a July 22 resolution officially honoring Clark "for over 25 years of dedication and struggle on behalf of environmental justice in Contra Costa County and beyond." As defined by Contra Costa Health Services, "Environmental justice refers to the fair treatment of people of all races, cultures and incomes by identifying, advocating for and adopting laws, regulations and policies that reduce disparity in the exposure to toxics in the...

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.