Hasford Heights, California

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Hasford Heights, California
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 37°57′55″N 122°19′48″W / 37.96528°N 122.33000°W / 37.96528; -122.33000
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa
Government
 • County Board District 1:
John Gioia
 • State Senate Loni Hancock (D)[1]
 • State Assembly Tony Thurmond (D)[2]
 • U. S. Congress George Miller (D)[3]
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Hasford Heights historically Grand Canyon is an unincorporated community in western Contra Costa County, California in the area of the city of Richmond.

History[edit]

The area began to be settled in the 1900s with pasturelands and farms. In the 1940s it was known as Grand Canyon were there was a park that area residents would visit to go on picnics and camping. A sanitarium and wellness center was located here as well. There was a stop on the East Shore and Suburban Railroad here as well.[4] Later after the Post 1906 earthquake and especially the World War II housing booms in Richmond used up much of the available land the hillside area was subdivided and houses were built. The community is located on a ridge bordering San Pablo, Richmond, and the unincorporated territory of Alvarado Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. The community is not a census designated place similar to North Richmond a nearby community.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "California's 11th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Chronology of the East Shore and Suburban Railway" (PDF). El Cerrito Historical Society. Retrieved 2007-09-07.