Hasford Heights, California

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Hasford Heights, California
Coordinates: 37°57′55″N 122°19′48″W / 37.96528°N 122.33000°W / 37.96528; -122.33000
CountryUnited States
CountyContra Costa
 • County BoardDistrict 1:
John Gioia
 • State SenateNancy Skinner (D)[1]
 • State AssemblyBuffy Wicks (D)[2]
 • U. S. CongressMark DeSaulnier (D)[3]
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

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


The area began to be settled in the 1900s with pasturelands and farms. In the 1940s it was known as Grand Canyon where 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 1906 earthquake and especially the World War II housing boom 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.


  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-09-07.