El Cerrito is located just across the bay from San Francisco, and the hilly areas of El Cerrito provide spectacular views of its famous neighbor. El Cerrito is a well-educated community, with 70 percent of people 25 and over having attended college.

The city was formerly called Rust, after one of its founders. In 1917, it was incorporated, and the named changed to El Cerrito, which is Spanish for "Little Hill".

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City of El Cerrito
News, job opportunities, community guide and history, related links, business information and directory, municipal code, and extensive recreation and parks information.
El Cerrito Focus
Local news site authored by UC Berkeley Graduate Journalism students. Offers both professionally written and user contributed content.
El Cerrito Journal
Local edition of the Contra Costa Times newspaper.
El Cerrito Municipal Code
Provides access to the general and permanent ordinances and building codes in a searchable, easy to read format.
El Cerrito Patch News
Locally reported news and events. Includes both blogger and professional journalism. Operated by AOL.
El Cerrito Wire
Local news link board operated by local journalist Betty Buginas. Find posted by editor and the community.
Friends of El Cerrito Trees
Community group interested in tree planting, care, maintenance, protection and preservation.
San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan
Documents City of El Cerrito and Richmond's San Pablo Avenue Redevelopment Plans. Find meeting dates and proposals.
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