1960 newspaper photos of shoppers outside Food Bowl in San Pablo

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Food Bowl newspaper ad from 1956

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These images were scanned from an envelope of Oakland Tribune negatives, though the exact nature of the photo assignment is not noted. The poster in the store window promotes pro wrestling at the Richmond Auditorium, with all-time San Francisco 49er Leo Nomellini as one of the featured grapplers.



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The sticker in the back window of the Chevy says “This car owned by the bank.”




El Cerrito groups holding centennial walking tour March 18

The historic Rodini house on Elm Street in El Cerrito.


The El Cerrito Historical Society and the El Cerrito Trail Trekkers will host “Architecture in the Flatlands,” a free walking tour of historical homes in El Cerrito, from 1 to 3 p.m. March 18.

“Let’s walk past and perhaps visit some of the more interesting historical homes in the city’s flatlands ranging from the early 20th through the mid 20th century.”

Meet by the historic Rodini house at 1715 Elm St. for the tour led by Dave Weinstein.