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Feb 24

El Cerrito Receives “A” Grade from Lung Association

Posted to City Manager's Updates on February 24, 2016 at 8:37 AM by Suzanne Iarla

In February, the Lung Association released its annual State of Tobacco Control - California Local Grades report, which issues grades for local municipalities in California on policies for smoke-free outdoor air, smoke-free housing, and reducing sales of tobacco products. The Lung Association also released its annual State of Tobacco Control report, which examines tobacco control policies at the state and federal level.  With the City’s new tobacco retailer license program, El Cerrito improved from an F to an A in the category, “Reducing Sales of Tobacco Products” and received an overall grade of A. El Cerrito was also highlighted in the report for being among only a handful of California cities to ban flavored tobacco products. 

A Contra Costa Times article about the report noted El Cerrito’s recent accomplishments:

Information about the new tobacco retailer license program is on the City’s website at
www.el-cerrito.org/tobaccoretailers. Staff is currently processing the 16 license applications for existing retailers, including determining if 4 retailers are in early compliance with all of the regulations. Since the Council adopted the program, two retailers who previously sold tobacco (Goody Donuts and R & R Auto Services) have ceased selling tobacco products.
Mar 10

City Sponsoring 5th Annual Entrepreneur Training for El Cerrito Businesses

Posted to City Manager's Updates on March 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM by Suzanne Iarla

For the 5th year, El Cerrito Economic Development will be sponsoring Entrepreneur Training for El Cerrito businesses. This 11-week program is designed for the small business owner or entrepreneur looking to improve their business and sharpen their management skills by producing an in-depth business plan.

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Mar 10

Welcome DIY Ceramics!

Posted to City Manager's Updates on March 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM by Suzanne Iarla

The City will welcome a new business to the Upper Fairmount shopping district in the next few weeks.
DIY Ceramics, Inc. is a pottery studio that welcomes children and adults to create and color pottery in all styles. The studio provides all the tools necessary to create your own work of art and sells imported pottery and the studio’s own creations. For more information, visit: http://www.diyceramics.com