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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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On a night that few will remember for local results (I think we’re all still in shock), Emeryville elected three new councilmembers last night. In what was the expected result by most political observers, Candidates...

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Who to vote for today for those that have not already voted? Well that comes down to your personal priorities. All candidates support key initiatives like bikeability and affordability, but will they make them a priority...

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In a crowded field, one Democratic candidate has arguably distinguished himself as the “Change” candidate of this election. John Van Geffen has stood up to and even called out the existing council and their supported...

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The Public Market is slowly filling out with the grand opening of two more establishments last week. Mayo & Mustard opened on Tuesday after being in the works for over a year and Oui Oui Macaron opened last weekend. Next...

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The pedestrian who was tragically struck and killed by a semi on Tuesday morning crossing Powell has been identified by The Alameda County Coroner’s Officer in the linked East Bay Times article. Mahin Ashki, 58, of Lexington,...

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The East Bay Times (formerly The Oakland Tribune) has endorsed three candidates for Emeryville City Council including John Van Geffen, John Bauters & Christian Patz (all Democratic Party candidates). Award-winning columnist and editorial writer Daniel Borenstein...

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The wild world of the Emery School Board just got even more interesting. Just days after School Board President John Affeldt stepped down, incumbent Joy Ashe has declared her candidacy as a ballot write-in. While a...

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In what could either be the greatest thing – or worst thing Emeryville has ever seen, the Powell Street Plaza shopping center may be getting an In-N-Out Burger. With the current closest location being Alameda, the...

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck in the crosswalk of the Powell St./Christie Ave intersection this morning at approximately 9:24 a.m.. An intersection we have sadly profiled as being amongst the most...

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Our current housing crisis is nothing new and many saw it coming. For over 2- 1/2 years, The E’ville Eye has been advocating that the city tackle this complicated issue to maintain a stable base of residents and...

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The month of September saw 113 auto burglaries reported in Emeryville, which is the highest total we’ve encountered since we began posting monthly Crime reports. This is more than double the three-year average for the...

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Emeryville Police are on the lookout for a suspect involved in a snatch & run style robbery at Nordstrom Rack on Tuesday evening. The thief also pulled a handgun on a Nordstrom loss prevention agent according...

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The Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight to review a proposal by PG&E to demolish the 17,000 sq. ft. “Laboratory” building at the corner of Hollis & 45th. A building that is part of an existing PG&E transformer...

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A project that was nearly a decade in the making is finally ready to take the next steps as the Sherwin-Williams Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) was approved at the Tuesday October 18th Council Meeting. A...

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The Emeryville Crime Report for September includes 259 total crimes (up from 195 in August or +33%). Both Violent Crime and Property Crimes rose substantially with Auto Burglaries seeing an unprecedented 74% increase from last month or 113 total crimes reported. Simple...

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In what was beginning to feel like a cruel joke to cyclists, Caltrans officially announced the opening of the final segment of the Bay Bridge Bike Path to Yerba Buena this Sunday at noon. The existing...

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