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On July 6th 2013, an unattended 74-car freight train carrying crude oil ran away and derailed in the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic resulting in a fire and explosion. The estimated 1-kilometer blast radius killed 47 people and...

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A profile of three Emeryville-based businesses and individuals that are making headlines. The first is Lauren Geremia who operates out of a live-work studio in Emeryville where she designs commercial, residential, and event spaces including the...

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By Berkeleyside Staff Writer Emilie Raguso The Alameda County District Attorney charged 18-year-old Kamau Berlin with murder in the stabbing death of 72-year-old Nancy McClellan on Friday. Berlin, a B-Tech student, also has been charged with attempted rape,...

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The FBI released its annual “Crime in the United States” report last week, and it showed that violent crime (murders, rapes, assaults and robberies) fell more than 4% nationally from 2012 to 2013, continuing a...

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E’ville seems to be on quite a roll as of late. Recently profiled in the popular “Why I love series” on The Bold Italic and pronounced “California’s Digital Capital” by Google, now we’ve “made the big...

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Prizefighter and Honor Barkeepers both profiled

November 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Two completely different bars with completely different vibes. What do they have in common? They’re both making waves in the Bay Area and even national bar scene and they’re both here in Emeryville, CA. Jon...

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Whenever I have a guest from the suburbs over in my generally safe Park Avenue neighborhood, I alert them to not leave any valuables in plain sight. “Oh I just have a box of clothes...

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We’ve done Food, Pets, Art & Places … behold the latest photo gallery with contributions from the @EvilleEye Instagram Community: E’ville Beauty! What is “E’ville Beauty”? Natural Beauty, Sunsets, The Bay, Flowers, etc. (things our little city has...

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Jonas Bernstein, founder of the popular Rotten City Pizza establishment (A name that honors E’ville’s sordid past) has applied for a use permit at the former Taco Del Mar spot along 59th at Peladeau near the...

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Emeryville metal fabrication studio operator Joe Karr has been charged with murdering 43 year-old Southwest flight attendant Kelly Turner whom he was dating. The two were traveling together in Austin to meet Turner’s parents when...

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In another low voter turnout for our city, The R.U.L.E. endorsed slate of Dianne Martinez and Scott Donahue have taken both council seats vacated by Jennifer West & Kurt Brinkman to claim a council majority....

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Swiss-owned Emeryville corporate citizen Novartis has been named among four Bay Area companies for its animal testing policy including using Beagles for medicine & chemical product testing. The Emeryville location has been the target of protests and even...

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America loves a good underdog story. Today, we’ll find out if E’villains do as well. Despite being out-resourced, out-endorsed and up against a “slate” political strategy, John Bauters is hanging tough and has a chance...

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Despite previous warnings issued to Canadian owned parking management company Impark and Bay Street by the Emeryville City Attorney and the EPD, they have continued to issue parking “notices” on vehicles parked in the metered...

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Emeryville will be faced with an important decision on Tuesday and many have observed that this election may represent a paradigm shift in city politics: a shift to a progressive majority in our City Council for...

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Google has named our little city the “California Digital Capital”, singling it out for its strong online business community. Google’s eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business communities in each state based on its abilities of...

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Looking for something fun to do for Halloween? Well you may have noticed some activity over the border at the 16th St. Central Station along the highway frontage road. Southern California-based ScareCo, which specializes in haunted houses,...

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By Berkeleyside Staff Writer Emilie Raguso Photo: David Gallagher On Russell Street a tree is blooming. Tibetan prayer flags hang across its branches in a rainbow of color. White paper tags that flutter, holding messages of hope...

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Political Battle Lines drawn over Measures U & V

October 25, 2014 | 8 Comments

Former City Manager Patrick O’Keeffe cited the biggest challenge for our city in the wake of his retirement as “Creating financial resources to fund the Capital Improvement Program to replace redevelopment funding” in this 2013...

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As previously reported, a daytime “Drive-By” shooting along 47th at Adeline rattled the Triangle Neighborhood on September 26th. New information provided regarding the incident was a make of the vehicle including details of a “SF Giants bumper...

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If you’ve been feeling a bit more “stressed out” these days, well now you know why. Emeryville has been named “The most stressful community in California” according to the relatively obscure website CreditDonkey.com. I can’t vouch...

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A 72-year-old woman who was stabbed in Berkeley in September has died after nearly three weeks in medical care, according to authorities. Nancy Jo McClellan of Emeryville died Wednesday at approximately 2:30 a.m., said Berkeley...

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We’ve covered candidates John Bauters, Dianne Martinez and Scott Donahue. Our last candidate profile is Ken Bukowski. When all is said and done, Ken will end up being one of the most colorful characters our city...

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One of the most personally enjoyable posts I’ve written for the E’ville Eye was my “Rediscover E’ville’s most celebrated bar” article about Trader Vic’s back in December. I have an intense interest in Emeryville’s vast history...

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