Monday, August 22, 2011

An Opportunity to Support Youth Sports in El Cerrito

If you are anywhere near the Crawford football field on Saturdays through December, you know this is the Pop Warner football season. With full schedules of games, there's more noise, traffic, and parking congestion around the field, but the games are a good experience for the children who participate, their families and the community as a whole. The league playing on Crawford's field is the Center City Bolts Pop Warner Football and Cheer, for children from ages 5 to 15.

The ECCC Board of Directors would like to support youth sports in our community by collecting contributions for a donation to the league in the name of the El Cerrito Community Council.

The ECCC Goal
A donation at the Team Starter level of $150 to $249

Suggested Contributions
$10 to $25 Per Person

Mail Checks To
El Cerrito Community Council
P.O. Box 151268
San Diego CA 92175-1268

Donate Online With PayPal
Select the "Donate" button at the bottom of the right-hand column on this web page. Be sure to type "Youth Football" in the box for special instructions.

The ECCC made a similar donation to the Chollas Lake Little League in the spring, and in addition to the thanks we received, the community of El Cerrito was mentioned in the league program. A Team Starter donation to the Center City Bolts will help promote community identity with a league playing in El Cerrito. The ECCC will receive mention on the league website and a link to the ECCC web page.

Learn more about the Center City Bolts Pop Warner Football and Cheer
on their website at

Select the following link to read the
Center City Bolts Proposal

Thursday, August 11, 2011

ECCC Community Meeting

Thursday August 18
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Blessed Sacrament Church, Parish Hall
El Cajon Boulevard at El Cerrito Dr.
(West entrance beneath sanctuary)

We’d like to see the biggest turnout ever for our annual summer community get-together. Most community councils are blacked out this month, but the ECCC believes in having some fun. Come join us – we’d love to meet you if you are new to the community or say “Hi: How are you” to old friends and acquaintances. We can promise you good company and good food. Just bring your favorite dish and the ECCC will do the rest! Couldn’t be easier on a hot summer evening!

Please bring along your “treasures” for our silent auction. Anything you can “live without” would be appreciated to auction off. The proceeds go to the printing of the newsletter. Some suggestions for the auction are unwanted DVD’s, books, recycled gifts, jewelry, candles, unwanted kitchen items - anything you don’t have a use for that is in good condition. These usually go for a “song,” so a lot of good bargains can be had. We ask if your treasure does not sell, you take it home with you!

A Joint-Use Park at the Harriet Tubman Village Charter School
The ECCC Board of Directors proposed at its meeting on Thursday, August 4, 2011 that the community be asked to vote on whether or not a letter should be sent from the ECCC to our 7th District Councilmember, Marti Emerald, in support of the allocation of funds to create a Capital Improvement Project (CIP) for the development of a joint-use park at the Harriet Tubman Village Charter School. You can let the ECCC know, in advance, if you approve of this letter, make comments on it or suggestions for changes by either calling 619-287-2460 or via e-mail to

Select the following link to read the
Harriet Tubman Joint-Use Park Letter

ECCC Newsletter, August 2011

  • ECCC's Pot luck & Silent Auction
  • Last Month's ECCC Meeting
  • Newsletter Donations - Thank You for Your Help
  • El Cerrito Community Garage Sale - Saturday September 17, 2011
  • Large Item Trash Pick-Up - Wednesday August 24, 2011
  • Redistricting Plans Near Completion for City and County
  • Reminder - El Cerrito Summer of Fun 2011 at San Diego Desserts
  • A Joint-Use Park at the Harriet Tubman Village Charter School
  • Plan for University Avenue Presented to the Eastern Area Planning Group in September
  • El Cerrito Neighborhood Patrol Updates
  • Update on Appeal Hearing - El Cerrito Enclave
  • Lisko's Artisan Deli and Fish Market
Select the following link to read the
August 2011 ECCC Newsletter

Sunday, August 7, 2011

El Cerrito Community Garage Sale

The ECCC will be holding its Community Garage Sale on Saturday, September 17th, 2011. There were about 40 households participating in last year’s Community Garage Sale. We ask that your items for sale are placed out by 8:00 am and you can go until sundown – although most buyers taper off by 12 noon.

The cost of participation is $10.00 per household. The deadline for entries is Saturday, September 10, 2011. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept applications after this deadline, as it takes time to organize the event. Just mail your checks for $10.00 to P.O. Box 151268, San Diego, CA 92175-1268, with your name, address, phone and/or email contact and a list of items for sale.

Select the following link for the
Garage Sale Registration Form in Microsoft Word Format

Select the following link for the
Garage Sale Registration Form in Adobe PDF

A large ad will be placed in the San Diego Union on the Friday before and the day of the sale. We will have maps available with a list of items you have for sale, together with your house # and street. These will be available at several locations on both sides of the Boulevard. We will place garage sale signs on both sides of the Boulevard.