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History & Archive

If you’ve ever eaten at Rotten City Pizza, you’ve probably seen their logo illustration of a capuchin monkey riding a greyhound and it may have piqued your interest. While it might not necessarily be something we celebrate...

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The sad and unfortunate passing of Robin Williams led to an interesting conversation with longtime Councilwoman Nora Davis at the last National Night Out event. Known for filming many of his movies in his Bay...

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It was the end of an era last week in Emeryville’s Triangle & Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhoods as the brick warehouse at 3900 Adeline met its demise to a demolition unit to make room for another...

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If you’re not familiar with the #TBT or “Throwback Thursday” phenomenon, it’s a popular weekly Internet trend that encourages users to post a reminiscent picture (baby, embarrassing haircut, fashion, etc.). The E’ville Eye has only been covering our city for three...

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Another Holiday season came and went for our town and the shopping “purge” safely behind us. I’ll have to admit that doing my own holiday shopping without having to set foot in a car or...

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When I moved to Emeryville years ago, I considered Trader Vic’s an overpriced restaurant chain for out-of-towners celebrating their anniversary. It just seamed dated and tacky and it wasn’t very visible, nestled away in a...

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Ken Bukowski and his EPOA group have turned their focus to cataloging city videos onto their YouTube channel and in the process have unearthed some absolute treasures. The source of most of the videos are...

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Then & Now: Grove Regulatory Company/Clif Bar HQ

October 28, 2013 | 1 Comments

“Seasoned” E’villains will remember when the building on the corner of Hollis & 65th was an Andronico’s Central market (it might have been ahead of its time) and subsequently Charles Chocolates, but I had no idea this was a...

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The publishing of the NY Times article Once Upon a Landscape profiling Brooklyn artist and Berkeley native Carol Bove led me to this 1982 archive titled “Rubbish lives for a time as a sculpture” detailing the infamous Emeryville mudflat sculptures. A 25-foot wheelchair,...

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“Then & Now” is a special series that looks to capture a portion of Emeryville History and spotlight the small and vibrant business community that the former industrial city has evolved into. The Historic Park...

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Mudflat Sculpture Archive

February 24, 2013 | 1 Comments

Consider this Gallery an aggregate of images I’ve amassed from various web sources including this page dedicated to the mudflats on Tribe.net, a collection found on Spaces Art Environment and this article in the SFGate...

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One of the original “guerrilla” artists behind the Emeryville Mudflat sculptures has reemerged to bring back an E’ville icon, the Red Baron (this time under more “legitimate” circumstances). Tyler Hoare, a 72 year old Berkeley resident who works out...

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One of the most highly trafficked posts in this blog is actually a repost of an Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures article on SFGate. I guess it’s a testimony to the enduring memory and allure of these mysterious “Landmarks”. Credit...

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I ran across this 2008 post while reminiscing with a co-worker recently. Probably my first memory of Emeryville … before I knew where Emeryville was. The author describes it perfectly. It was one of the few spots...

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Who knew Emeryville was a focal point of the civil war on the West Coast? This article references Camp Downey, an Infantry training camp located on a tract now occupied by Emeryville City Hall and...

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