City Spotlight – Pinole
by Emerian Rich
Pinole was incorporated as a Californian city in 1903. In its young days, it had an active waterfront and was a regional commercial and banking center. From the 50s on, it became more of a bedroom community for San Francisco and was widely residential.
These days, you may only think of Pinole for its large shopping centers on Fitzgerald Drive, but the majority of the town’s activities take place away from that commerce mecca. Set on the side of Interstate 80 and playing gateway to Highway 4 leading to Martinez, this quaint little burg has lots of community involvement. They have an active library, senior center, and youth center…read more in the Fall issue of SEARCH Magazine.