Welcome to the beginning of what we hope will one day become an indispensable component to our growing neighborhood. Our ambition is to provide a forum for residents of our community to share, interact and connect with each other. The idea arrived in 2010 when Editor Rob Arias was robbed at gunpoint in the Park Avenue district neighborhood and was frustrated by my inability to alert neighbors to be more vigilant. There simply was no vehicle to communicate with our entire neighborhood. Technology caught up with his vision through the blogging platform.
Emeryville is such a small community that we really feel an opportunity exists for individuals to make a difference. We’re hoping more of you are out there that have an interest in what’s happening in our neighborhood and want to be informed. Ultimately it will be up to us, the community, to drive the conversation and together we can get those in charge to listen to our collective voice.
We’re hoping to recruit contributors from all around Emeryville to represent and speak for our entire city. We will post relevant information about our neighborhood, spotlight new places and list upcoming events. “Like Us” on Facebook to add new posts to your feed and stay on top of new happenings in our city. If you have any suggestions or would like to contribute content to this blog, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We strive to report facts and be as objective as possible but feel free to contact us if we’ve missed anything or you object to any of the content posted and we’ll do our best to set the record straight.
The E’ville Eye Regular Contributors:
Rob Arias (Writer/Editor)
A Graphic Designer by trade, Rob is an East Bay native & 10 year Emeryville resident. He can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue “Fiona” around his Park Avenue District neighborhood or in the backyard Patio of Aquarius Cafe or Rudy’s enjoying breakfast on a sunny weekend.
Jacqueline “Jax” Hampton (E’ville Biz & Human Interest)
Fiction writer and cat aficionado discovered Emeryville in the ’90s, loved it and stayed. At work on the second draft of her upcoming thriller, she emerges to indulge her scone habit at Arizmendi.
And for lattes…
William He (E’ville Development)
William is an aspiring urban planner with a Master’s Degree from San Jose State University. He wrote his thesis on the impact of redevelopment projects in Emeryville from the 1990′s to the present. His interests involve community planning, land uses, and urban design. William moved to Emeryville in 2011 and grew up in Oakland. On his spare time he enjoys traveling and photography.
Brenda Ton (E’ville Bites)
A loyal East Bay native who’s lived in Emeryville since 2012. Brenda is a food writer with a passion for exploring the local food scene and learning about the culture of food. When her mind isn’t fixated on food, she’s enjoying a bike ride along the marina. She has a weakness for salty pig parts and ice cream. Check out her food blog Bites & Bourbon
A Bay Area native who’s lived in the Christie Core Neighborhood since 2010, Bobby enjoys exploring the far corners of our region, trying the newest restaurants in the area, or relaxing to 80′s era television sitcoms and game shows. For the past six years, he’s hosted a web video series called 2 Minute Finance teaching basic money management and consumer education.
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