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A new group of five Emeryville City Councilmembers convened last night for the first Council meeting of 2017. Councilmembers Bauters, Medina and Patz were all officially sworn in at the December 6th Council meeting, joining newly...

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Two shot leaving Bay Street Shopping area

January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

A verbal exchange escalated into gunfire on Saturday evening about 9:27 p.m. near the Bay Street Shopping Center leaving two victims. “I heard a bunch of shots. There were so many I first thought they may...

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The Emeryville BPAC will hold a special meeting tonight in Council Chambers. On the agenda are a litany of items but first and foremost is the Powell Street intersections improvements. These intersections, known by most residents...

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The Emery Go-Round, Emeryville’s fare-less shuttle, implemented changes to its service routes last month. These service changes were initially proposed a year ago by The Emeryville Transportation Management Association (ETMA). The new routes were designed to alleviate overcrowding...

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The Alameda County Statement of Vote was recently published by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla with the certified 2016 election results. Padilla noted the turnout of registered voters statewide was 75.2 percent, the second highest figure...

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Back in August, shortly after the birth of me and my wife’s first child, I penned a post asking for your support. Hundreds of you have responded over the past few months with donations ranging from a...

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The Top Five E’ville Eye Stories of 2016

January 1, 2017 | 3 Comments

Happy New Year E’villains! While I think most of us are glad that 2016 is behind us, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the stories that helped The E’ville Eye...

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Quite a few residents have mourned the loss of Emeryville’s famed Utility Box public art that were painted over last summer. The familiar pedestrian figures have become synonymous with our town and celebrated as a way of...

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Emeryville patrol officers responded to the sound of gunfire followed by a flood of 911 calls last night. An estimated 15 rounds were fired in what was described as an exchange between two vehicles in the Hyatt...

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The Emeryville Crime Report for November includes 193 total crimes reported (down from 210 in October or -19%). Much of the decline was in Violent Crime led by a sharp drop in Robberies. Property Crimes remained mostly flat with an exception of...

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Homeless services, children’s causes, conservation, the arts, animals … there are so many deserving causes to contribute to this holiday season. I can’t think of a more impactful way to donate than by contributing to a...

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I’ve heard many stories from decades past when Emeryville was vast warehouse spaces for artists, musicians and underground music events. The Emeryville Warehouse Lofts, where I now live with my family, was one of these spaces and hosted bands...

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A sad day for North Oakland and the surrounding area as Actual Cafe announced its closure after seven years in business. “You are the reason that we were able to do what we’ve done in the last...

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Bay Area Bike Share (now called “Ford GoBikes” as part of a corporate sponsorship) announced it will add 66 additional East Bay stations including five more in Emeryville. The expansion plans unveiled yesterday by the MTC bring...

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Emeryville-headquartered Peet’s Coffee & Tea announced it will be expanding East by opening a roastery in Suffolk, Virginia. The Emeryville location was once home to Peet’s roastery but moved manufacturing to Alameda in 2007. Aspiring developers...

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Lennar Multifamily will be hosting a community meeting tonight at the ECCL to solicit ideas for the Sherwin-Williams park space as part of a negotiated agreement by PARC. 3.5 acres of the 10 acre project are slated...

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If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then some of our policymakers may need a psychiatric assessment. Residents and businesses have witnessed the frustrating...

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In a letter addressed to clients and partners on their website, TubeMogul CEO Brett Wilson announced their acquisition by massive computer software company, Adobe Systems, who are based in San Jose. “I’m thrilled to share...

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The tragic story of Emeryville Marina-based KGB Kiteboarding proprietor Royce Vaughn came to a close on Thursday. Ella Coleman, 25, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his murder that occurred on May 29,...

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In a letter sent to Emeryville California Restaurant Association (CRA) members, CRA President & CEO Jot Condie noted they will soon be filing a lawsuit on behalf of them against the City of Emeryville. “As you know, last year,...

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The Emeryville Crime Report for October includes 210 total crimes (down from 259 in September or -19%). Property Crimes returned to a statistically normal level of 178 after a September high of 232 led by 113 Auto Burglaries. Violent Crime increased 19%...

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After launching less than two months ago, Banh Mi Joint owner Tee Tran has already made significant changes to his Emeryville restaurant. After observing his customers’ dining habits, he scraped counter-service in favor of table...

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First, the good news: We Sushi finally opened yesterday after signing a lease back in September 2015. Now the bad news: Bay Burger, Pamir Afghan and Sorabol Korean will sadly be vacating their stalls as the Public Market’s...

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An estimated 200 Emery High students abruptly walked off campus at 10 a.m. this morning in an organized protest against the contentious election of Donald Trump. The students marched up 45th shouting “Not My President!” and...

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