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    21 2014 July

    Violent & Property crimes up in June, annual crime down according to latest EPD crime report

    As part of our commitment to covering Emeryville, we will post monthly crime statistics reported by the EPD through CrimeReports.com. The Reporting Matrix lists the category and number of crimes reported by district. The spreadsheet compares criminal activity relative to last year, averages from the...

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    18 2014 July

    E’ville Biz: ZipRealty acquired, TubeMogul IPO and MadeSolid remixing 3D Printing

    Emeryville Business roundup for the week: TubeMogul, a video advertising platform located on 53rd, made its IPO debut this morning. Peninsula-based MadeSolid which formulates and manufactures advanced materials for 3D Printers is profiled in a popular online technology publication and ZipRealty, also located along the peninsula, has...

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    17 2014 July

    The Broken Rack reopens at new Greenway location

    Honor Kitchen & Cocktails has been such a great addition to Emeryville, but it sure is lonely over there. The obscure but popular establishment is often so cramped, I wish there was an alternative within walking distance when seating is unavailable … well now there...

As part of our commitment to covering Emeryville, we will post monthly crime statistics reported by the EPD through CrimeReports.com. The Reporting Matrix lists the category and number of crimes reported by district. The spreadsheet compares criminal activity relative to last year, averages from the previous 3 years and annual totals for the year. The...

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Emeryville Business roundup for the week: TubeMogul, a video advertising platform located on 53rd, made its IPO debut this morning. Peninsula-based MadeSolid which formulates and manufactures advanced materials for 3D Printers is profiled in a popular online technology publication and ZipRealty, also located along the peninsula, has been acquired by New Jersey based Realogy Holdings who also...

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Honor Kitchen & Cocktails has been such a great addition to Emeryville, but it sure is lonely over there. The obscure but popular establishment is often so cramped, I wish there was an alternative within walking distance when seating is unavailable … well now there is. Closed at the Public Market since mid-May, the Broken Rack...

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Just a 15 minute walk from my home in Emeryville is a cute little gluten-free Southern comfort food restaurant called Grease Box located in Oakland’s Santa Fe neighborhood (Site of the former Crossroads Cafe that closed in 2013 amid much controversy). It began as a pop-up restaurant and opened up as a brick-and-mortar in late-July...

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Love Our Neighborhood Day Instagram Gallery

July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

What a great event for our communities on Saturday and what better way to relive it than a gallery of photos curated by the Instagram community (Note: Not all hashtag filtered photos will be relevant to Saturday’s event). From all indications, Love our Neighborhood Day was a complete success and the organizers are optimistic it will become an annual...

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Well E’villians, we knew we couldn’t keep it a secret forever. Eventually they were going to find out the truth about us: That we’re more than just a big shopping mall for the East Bay. That we do in fact have some culture. That there’s more to eat here than P.F. Chang’s & Elephant Bar. That...

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Oakland Police Officers, attempting to conduct a traffic enforcement stop of a stolen vehicle, were involved in a short pursuit yesterday in West Oakland at approximately 10:20 a.m. EPD K-9 unit “Basco” and his handler Officer J. Foley assisted in the subsequent manhunt that resulted in the detainment of an unnamed 18-year old suspect. The 2013...

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Imagine our neighborhoods not bordered by roads and corralled by speeding vehicles spewing exhaust  … but by crowds of pedestrians and bicycle lanes. Instead of being confined to narrow sidewalks, being allowed to venture beyond them and utilize the abundant pavement for activities other than commuting. Imagine neighborhood restaurants, shops and galleries brimming with patrons, giving them...

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Welcome back Secret News! Emeryville’s first pro-resident news blog, started in 2008, has been on hiatus for nearly a year while editor Lillian (AKA Tracy) Schroth recovered from an RSI injury that limited her use of a keyboard. The news team that has broken stories including a series of posts that discredited former Mayor & long-time Councilman Ken...

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Students, the ones that are most impacted by the policies implemented by their district, may finally be getting a voice in this decision-making process. Emeryville & Oakland are leading the way in the state by creating a formal student advisory committee that would solicit students feedback on issues like budgets & resources. New Emery superintendent Dr. John...

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A selection of Emeryville-centric artists being profiled from around the web including Berkeley artist Tyler Hoare whom was one of the original contributors to Emeryville’s famous mudflat sculptures. Hoare’s recent Red Baron installment has helped keep the memory of the fabled original “guerrilla” art installations alive. Flamboyant Watergate resident Eugene Tssui, architect of Berkeley landmark “The...

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Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is seeking a regional minimum wage increase that would jointly raise the minimum wage of Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda, Albany and El Cerrito to $12.82 per hour by 2017. The State minimum wage, stuck at $8 an hour since 2008, is scheduled to jump to $9 an hour on July 1st....

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Our efforts to prevent Cafe Aquarius from closing back in December through our Change.org online petition were unfortunately for naught, but I’m proud of the outpouring of support and the willingness of E’villains to fight for a good cause. I wanted to personally thank the 169 supporters that signed this and the comments they left are a bit...

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The Navitas group will reportedly buy Ex’pression College for Digital Arts for $13 Million. Navitas chief executive Rod Jones said the acquisition would provide subsidiary SAE Institute Group with a significantly expanded footprint in the key California market as well as across the United States. Ex’pression College was founded in Emeryville in 1998 by Gary Platt...

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Aya Nakano would have turned 24 on June 13th. A recent University of Oregon graduate with a bright future, it’s not hard to picture him thriving today with a sociology degree and a minor in communication studies under his belt. One year ago, Aya’s life was taken from him by a senseless act of cowardice after a...

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As part of our commitment to covering Emeryville, we will begin posting monthly crime statistics reported by the EPD through CrimeReports.com. An archive of monthly crime statistics provided can be viewed on the city website. REPORTING DISTRICT BOUNDARIES The City of Emeryville is divided into small geographical areas that facilitate the Department’s efforts to tract crime...

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The offerings of the Emeryville Triangle neighborhood are about to grow substantially. In addition to the recently announced in-the-works Scarlet City Espresso Bar, Commonwealth Café & Public House will be opening a British style “Micro pub” at 3986 Adeline with optimistic plans to open in August (Sorry, too late for viewing the World Cup). Recently announced at the June...

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Since the Park Avenue Districts’ 2006-2011 renovation, the shady, tree-lined street has mostly remained a secret among the small local workforce and few residents. Slowly but surely, the street-level retail area of the David Baker designed Emeryville Warehouse Lofts is filling out. Shed Salon might have been the first to break the string of faceless legal & architecture...

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When I heard that there was going to be a new beer garden in North Berkeley a few months ago, I was thrilled. Westbrae Biergarten, located on Gilman St. at Curtis has been a hot topic that’s been on a lot of people’s radars since it was announced last year. I discovered they were having...

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In a short message distributed to the public, first-term Councilmember Kurt Brinkman announced he will not be seeking re-election. Brinkman, citing business & family commitments, has withdrawn from consideration opening the field for two new Councilmembers to replace himself and Jennifer West in November’s election. West removed herself from consideration back in December citing that...

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The race for the seat vacated by termed-out Nancy Skinner is winding down. Amongst the eight candidates is five-year Emeryville “Christie Core” resident Sam Kang. Kang is one of five democratic party candidates vying for one of two slots that will represent the party in the November General Election. The 15th district includes North Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley,...

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Highway 80 commuters who pull off at the Powell exit to fill up at the Shell Station may be in for a bit of shock … it’s gone! It will be back though. The redesigned 1/2 acre station will include a larger 2,700 sq. ft. convenience store (previously only 500 Sq. ft.), a realigned drive-thru car wash,...

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Cafe’s have been called the new urban social hubs and regardless if you partake in the daily ritual, I think most will agree that “the more the merrier” (Especially if they’re not the green mermaid logo, mega-corp, drive thru variety). Mandela Parkway has mostly been an “expressway” in regards to Emeryville residents for getting to and...

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It’s not always obvious, but there are some pretty important things happening behind the scenes in Emeryville. Groundbreaking Biofuels (Amyris), lifesaving vaccines (Novartis), Oscar-winning films (Pixar) of course … but did you know that our little 1.2 square mile chunk of the East Bay is also responsible for some of the most provocative investigative journalism...

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LeapFrog loses $11.5 million in ‘exceptionally tough’ quarter Emeryville based educational toy-maker LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. lost $11.5 million in this first fiscal quarter as its sales plummeted 31% from a year ago. CEO John Barbour called the quarter “exceptionally tough” for comparison in lieu of last holiday seasons strong sales that carried on into spring. The company...

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Santa Cruz county assistant superintendent Dr. John J. Rubio was named Emeryville School Superintendent on Wednesday by the Emeryville school board beating out 60 other applicants. The board that oversees a district of 726 students in two schools approved Rubio’s three-year contract and $177,000 annual salary. Rubio replaces Debbra Lindo whom abruptly retired amid a veil of secrecy and speculation...

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An early Sunday morning crash claimed the lives of two people including an Emeryville resident. 21-year-old Duwan Palmer of Emeryville was pronounced dead shortly after the crash and 28-year-old Kenisha Lewis died shortly after at Highland Hospital in Oakland. Palmer was sitting in the car’s back seat, and Lewis in the front passenger seat. The tragedy occurred approximately 2:15 am....

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Thank you for visiting The E’ville Eye Community News. We set out over two years ago with the goal of being a community resource for Emeryville and the adjacent communities by spotlighting happenings & initiating important conversations. Our humble beginnings as a personal blog have evolved into a full-featured news site through dedication, contributions and a lot...

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Taking over food blogging duties for The E’ville Eye is Brenda Ton, a two-year resident with a passion for food and proprietor of her own food Blog, Bites & Bourbon. Her leadoff review is for local favorite Wally’s Cafe that recently made news by making the 2014 Yelp Top 100 places to eat in the...

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A selection of Emeryville-centric articles from around the web that residents might find of interest: Aquatic Park getting some much-needed attention Our friends at Berkeleyside are reporting that one of the most promising but neglected areas in the city is finally getting some attention. Aquatic Park, better known for being a “Cruising” spot (and site...

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