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For the second time in a week, shots rang out in Emeryville’s Triangle neighborhood. Oakland’s ShotSpotter Technology alerted the EPD to gunfire in the border area of 47th and Adeline in the early morning of Sunday,...

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Two more Emeryville small business owners have announced their departure from our city and a third is in limbo. The popular Farley’s Cafe on 65th is the latest on a growing list of establishments to announce its...

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The final day to file papers for one of the three vacating Emeryville Council seats was yesterday at 5:30 p.m.. The original 8/12 date was extended five days when, as expected, none of the three incumbents filed. 88-year-old...

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Helicopters circled Emeryville once again as reports of a daytime gun exchange between two vehicles emerged. The second daytime shooting reported in the area in less than a month. A surveillance image released by EPD Chief Jennifer Tejada...

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What if I told you our city is set to pursue an experimental labor ordinance being directed by the lobbyist group EBASE (East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy). An ordinance that may end up...

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The Emeryville Crime Report for July includes 181 total crimes (up from 168 in June or approx. +8%). The largest increase came in violent crime which was up 67% for the month. The total of 35 violent crimes...

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Here we are. Five years of The E’ville Eye. After being a victim of gun violence in my neighborhood in 2010, I decided to take matters into my own hands by spotlighting crime happening in our...

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Neighbors and dog advocates turned out in force at the May 17th City Council meeting to thrust the Oakland/Emeryville dog park project into the Capital Improvement Plan priority discussion. A project that had lingered in the CIP “unfunded”...

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A report of a concealed weapon at IKEA led to the arrest of a mentally unstable woman yesterday according to the Emeryville police. De-escalation techniques and less-lethal options were employed by the EPD to defuse...

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Last Tuesday’s Park Avenue District National Night Out event was nearly marred by tragedy when a tree limb fell on a crowd busy socializing. The limb, directly over the food table, snapped and fell on a group...

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A shorthanded Planning Commission met last Thursday July 28th to vote on certification of the Sherwin-Williams project EIR and to hold a Study Session of the latest plans presented by Lennar Multifamily Communities. Former Chairperson...

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Off the Grid has announced that they will be shifting their weekly Public Market food truck market that has been going for the past two years, to a monthly event. Off the Grid: Emeryville Public Market Monthly...

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Daiso, often referred to as “The Japanese Dollar Store” (in actuality, items start at $1.50) has announced it will be opening in the former Pier 1 spot at the Powell Street Plaza. Construction is moving fast...

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Another possible highway shooting was reported by the California Highway Patrol last night. An Oakland man was found shot in the head at about 2:30 a.m. near the Powell offramp of Eastbound I-80. He was...

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In the wake of some horrific news stories across the nation where police were targeted and killed including Dallas & Baton Rouge, it’s no wonder if officers are a bit on edge. These national stories...

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Adeline Place on the Star Intersection corner of San Pablo & MacArthur may finally be getting a tenant. The 36-unit development’s ground floor retail that was required to be built, has sat vacant since it was...

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Construction has been progressing steadily on the renovated Marchant building that literally straddles the North Oakland-Berkeley-Emeryville border of San Pablo Avenue (ProTip: Locals prefer “Three Corners”, not “NOBE”). The building has attracted new tenants including an Amazon...

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The Emeryville Crime Report for June includes 168 total crimes (down from 194 in May or -13%). As typical, Auto Burglaries and Petty Thefts encompassed a bulk of all crimes committed in our city (in fact 67.8%). The EPD is also providing...

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A former Emeryville Police Officer convicted of rape in 1989 is set for a Parole hearing after spending the past 27 years in prison. According to the East Bay Times story, Ron Roy Choss was convicted of...

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Today officially marks the first day Emeryville residents can submit paperwork with the City to declare candidacy for one of the three vacating Council seats. 88-year-old Councilmember Nora Davis stated long ago that this would be her final...

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Oakland PD’s ShotSpotter system, that triangulates the location of gunfire, alerted authorities to a man who was shot on the corner of San Pablo Avenue and 35th street about 4:30 a.m. this morning. The location...

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In the wake of the 6-Alarm fire that leveled a 6 story in-development Emeryville apartment complex, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was called upon to help investigate the cause of the blaze....

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612ONE Restaurant taking over former Bucci’s space Beloved Emeryville institution Bucci’s announced their decision to retire last August and since then the spot had sat vacant. Berkeleyside NOSH columnist Kate Williams recently uncovered in their bites roundup that an...

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Emeryville neighbors were startled by a distinct explosion right before 1 p.m. this afternoon followed by a large plume of black smoke that quickly engulfed the city. A diesel traveling on the Northbound 880 to Eastbound I-80...

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