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2008-09-08 09:00:24

By Tom Lochner The Hercules City Council has approved a "New Urbanist, Smart Growth" development concept for the waterfront, eliminating the need to place the issue on the November ballot. But the unanimous vote Tuesday -- to push forward the Hercules Bayfront project consisting of more than 1,200 homes as well as restaurants, stores, offices and an intermodal transit center -- does not spell an immediate end to years of stagnation on the waterfront. Much of the residential component...

2008-08-27 12:00:55

By Denis Cuff A conservation group is buying 423 acres of Franklin Canyon land in Hercules where local residents voted in 2004 to block a developer's plans for 500 proposed homes, a hotel and shops. Bringing to a close one of Contra Costa's longest struggles over development versus preservation, the Martinez-based Muir Heritage Land Trust will announce today that it has negotiated a sales agreement to buy the land for $1.8 million from a group of investors. Muir, a nonprofit group, has...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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