Pinole is an interesting place.The name is odd so this is what Wikipedia said.
The name derives from “pinole”, a Native American word for a kind of flour made from the seeds of maize, chia, and various other grasses and annual herbs. An expedition under Pedro Fages was said to have run out of provisions while exploring the area, and been fed pinole by a local village, and so the Spaniards named their camp “El Pinole”.
Its in the middle of a bunch of hills. Fairly interesting place to see the entire north bay. I wonder what it would look on a clear day ?
Regardless, there’s some interesting contrast in Pinole, the pictures should tell all.