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A December Reuters investigative report exposed that parts of California and even some Bay Area communities have higher levels of lead exposure than those in Flint, Michigan. Cities like Emeryville with aging housing and a legacy of industry...

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Construction at the 14.5-acre Emeryville Public Market redevelopment project entered a new phase last week with the creation of the Shellmound bypass road. The road will enable the completion of undergrounding of utilities for an...

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Despite being recognized at the “Silver” level by The League of American Bicyclists, Emeryville still ranks fairly low in some key bicycle-friendly metrics. Admittedly, we have a long way to go to make our city truly “Bikable” and our...

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A U.S. magistrate Judge has refused to dismiss a civil suit filed against the City of Emeryville filed back in October of 2015 in the officer-involved shooting death of Yuvette Henderson. The City of Emeryville presented...

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The East Bay EDA (Economic Development Alliance) held its annual Innovation Awards last Thursday March 9th at Oakland’s Fox Theater. Bringing home the award for most Innovative Food category was Emeryville-based Ripple Foods who edged out...

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An Emeryville teen* was tragically shot and killed in North Oakland last night. Conflicting reports have the crime scene at either 59th or 60th between Adeline and MLK. The victim was gunned down around 8:50 p.m. according to...

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Whole Foods announced a new Oakland location through a press release on February 8th setting off speculation on the precise whereabouts. Since then, it has been revealed that it will open a 365 Market at a planned...

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Despite a community petition that garnered 473 signatures in a week, three years of our personal advocacy efforts and a council meeting that saw over a dozen community members come out on behalf of the...

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The first monthly Emeryville Crime Report report of 2017 saw the surge in crime continue in our city. January saw 238 total crimes reported (up from 210 in January or +13%). There were 25 Violent crimes including the first Carjacking since...

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The Emeryville PD is asking for help from members of the public who may have seen or know the whereabouts of a stolen French Bulldog. “Max” was reportedly given to a family at the Emeryville Public...

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The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) has signed a temporary license agreement to occupy the site of the former Anna Yates Elementary school. Anna Yates was folded into the ECCL when it opened...

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Actual Cafe & Victory Burger owner Sal Bednarz made the final decision to close his neighborhood establishments back in December sending a ripple of sadness across the North Oakland and Emeryville communities. Sal may have given up...

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The Public Market seems to be going in a decidedly Asian-influenced direction with their recent cuisine announcements. The additions of Shiba Ramen (Japanese), Fish Face Poke (Polynesian), Nyum Bai (Cambodian), Koja Kitchen (Korean/Japanese) and We Sushi...

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A welcome sight for most residents as median Emeryville rents listings flattened in 2016 rising just over 1% (neighboring Berkeley saw a 3% increase while Oakland saw a 7.3% jump). Meanwhile home prices increased steadily at a 6.3%...

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Michelin-starred Peruvian Chef Carlos Altamirano has finally settled on “Paradita Eatery” for his new Emeryville Public Market eatery. The establishment was initially announced as “Chicharron,” revised to Granja Eatery and is now being touted as the...

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Back in July 2016, it was revealed that the lease at the former Bucci’s space had finally been acquired and a new establishment would soon be moving in. 612one Fusion Culinary and Fine Cocktails (6121 being...

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The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) launched a region-wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with its exhibit “Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.” The...

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In our quest to uncover interesting and relevant things happening in our town, we’ve aggregated a few news stories of interest from the interwebz and reader tips. This month’s E’ville Biz report profiles a new, reusable food storage...

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Emeryville residents deserve a pat on the back after a recent data study by the MTC revealed we were second in the region in using transit. The data on Commuting into our city was less encouraging...

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The Emeryville Public Market will be adding a new food stall to complement their growing selection of street foods. Nyum Bai Cambodian Street Cuisine is the latest ethnic establishment recruited by the Public Market to help round...

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Emeryville Watergate resident and Architect Eugene Tssui is the subject of this week’s East Bay Express cover story. The article details Tssui’s flamboyant lifestyle and his “refusal to compromise” personality. Tssui’s unconventional ideas about architecture might finally be...

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The final monthly Emeryville Crime Report report of 2016 coincided with the busy Holiday shopping season and an influx of visitors to our shopping centers. Not surprisingly, this came with an increase in crimes reported....

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The City of Oakland Design Review Committee (DRC) reviewed a proposal for a new hotel on our border last night. “Mandela Hotel” would be built on a 1-acre vacant site near the East Bay Bridge Shopping...

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The Sherwin-Williams project Planned Unit Development (PUD) was approved by council back on October 18th. After a second reading on November 1st, it was officially adopted by the city 30 days later. With this approval comes...

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