Urban Dictionary describes itself as "the dictionary you wrote." We looked up the word Pinole and Hercules on the popular website and found just one relevant entry for each town. Some entries on the site are amusing and truthful, while others are derogatory and offensive [editor's note: Almost every page on Urban Dictionary includes some kind of offensive language, and these two are no exception].
The top definition is the one that received the most votes. We've shared them below. Feel free to define Pinole and Hercules yourself in the comments below this story:
Pinole A city in the bay area, specifically the east bay. Pinole is neighbors with San Pablo, Richmond, El Sobrante, and Hercules. It is split into two areas, Old Town and Pinole Valley. Pinole valley is home to The Pinole Valley Spartans who have a kick ass football team. Pinole valley recently got a new shopping center which has a wall greens jamba juice peets coffee and trader joes. Then there's chalk hill, a hill which people go write [stuff] with mainly bags or chalk. Pinole valley also has a pool, dog park, soccer park, and baseball park. Old town has Fernandez park which during the summer has Friday night movies. There's also the bay down at old town which is one of the coolest places in pinole. There's also just pinole which has a best buy, Target, In N out, And soon to be a ****** chucky cheese! Pinole is a good town there's not a [lot] to do but if you have a little weed it can turn any day in pinole pretty sweet.
Hercules The nicest town in west contra costa. However, lately has become over run with ghetto children attending the local high school. Has a very, very large population of phillipinos. Also known as Herc town. There's nothing really to do in Hercules, unless you enjoy Lucky's and one Mcdonalds.