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Victim of Fatal Vehicle Accident that Shut Down West MacArthur Underpass at Emery Street Identified

July 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Several off-ramps along I-580 in Emeryville & Oakland were closed late Friday evening after a fatal collision, according to the California Highway Patrol. The collision, involving three vehicles, occurred in...

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Coronavirus Coverage

Alameda County rescinded its local Shelter-in-Place order on Tuesday to fully align with California’s Beyond the Blueprint framework. This action eliminates physical distancing requirements, capacity limits on businesses and relaxes mask mandates. This new order...

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Crime & Public Safety

Several off-ramps along I-580 in Emeryville & Oakland were closed late Friday evening after a fatal collision, according to the California Highway Patrol. The collision, involving three vehicles, occurred in the West MacArthur underpass near...

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Food & Drink

Four more closings to announce since our last report in April (one temporary). In positive news, West Oakland’s thriving Horn Barbecue is adding two new food options and Emeryville has a new Mediterranean-inspired delivery-only option....

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Local Businesses

Four more closings to announce since our last report in April (one temporary). In positive news, West Oakland’s thriving Horn Barbecue is adding two new food options and Emeryville has a new Mediterranean-inspired delivery-only option....

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Real Estate

The local Real Estate Market remained hot in April likely due to undersupply and still historically low, albeit rising, interest rates. Condominium prices remain stable and are selling near all-time highs. Available single-family homes, which...

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Planning & Development

The BioMed Realty “Emeryville Center of Innovation” project received approval from the City to expand its flagship Emeryville Center of Innovation campus. Plans for the 12-acre campus include 910,000 square feet of new Class A...

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Arts & Culture

A new mural honoring the late comic Robin Williams was recently completed at the former Old Navy space at the Bay Street Shopping Center. The mural was created by artist @KeeneVision and was a partnership...

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Local Government

Emeryville City Councilmember Christian Patz surprised his fellow councilmembers at the May 4th meeting by announcing that he will be stepping down from his position. Patz provided that he would be moving from the area...

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Community Voices & Interviews

Emeryville City Council held interviews to fill two vacant Planning Commission seats at the March 16th meeting. Six candidates were vying for the open positions. On the surface, the process yielded two reasonably qualified candidates...

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History & Archive

Black History Month Special: Jess “Long Shot” Conley & Oakland Trotting Park

February 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Oakland Trotting Park was the host to many noteworthy Black jockeys around the turn of the 20th century. One of them was Jess “Long Shot” Conley who earned his moniker...

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