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Interviews

East Bay Therapeutics soft-opened our city’s first cannabis dispensary last month across from The Broken Rack Pool Hall on Peladeau Street. EBT beat out a large pool of applicants to nab one of Emeryville’s coveted...

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We caught up with Alameda County Fire Division Chief David Winnacker, fresh off a recent deployment to help battle the Sonoma wildfires, for an exclusive Interview. Winnacker is a local boy from Berkeley who joined the...

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Probably one of the toughest jobs in Emeryville is being the Emery Unified School District Superintendent. Emeryville schools face a complicated dynamic and history, and there’s no denying that the EUSD faces significant challenges. The Superintendent...

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For a city so rich in history, I’m often perplexed why Emeryville’s History is so buried. We have no museum, historical places are often unmarked and online resources are few. In fact, if you want to learn...

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We recently had the pleasure of talking with Amber Evans, our City’s Economic and Community Development Coordinator. On a sunny afternoon in city hall, we chatted about the Arts in Public Places Program’s past, present, and future....

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Jennifer Tejada officially took the reigns as Emeryville Chief of Police on September 16th after sixteen year Chief Ken James retired last June. Tejada was chosen among a deep pool of applicants and hired to oversee the...

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When it was announced that two-year Emeryville City Manager Sabrina Landreth was recruited back to Oakland by Mayor Libby Schaaf, it kicked off a national search for her replacement. In June it was announced that Carolyn Lehr...

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Nora Davis, the six-term, 27 year Emeryville Councilperson and six-time Mayor has presided over a very transitional era of our town. In this exclusive interview, Davis reflects on how she got pulled into Emeryville politics, wins, losses...

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You may have read some recent regional news about Emeryville being labeled “a dangerous city” but if you sift through the data and actually talk to residents, they’ll generally tell a different story of their experience with...

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Bob Canter, the President & CEO of the Emeryville Chamber of Commerce since 2001, announced his retirement yesterday effective January 31st. “The time to retire comes for everyone,” Canter stated, “and as most people who have...

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In a short message distributed to the public, first-term Councilmember Kurt Brinkman announced he will not be seeking re-election. Brinkman, citing business & family commitments, has withdrawn from consideration opening the field for two new...

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It’s not always obvious, but there are some pretty important things happening behind the scenes in Emeryville. Groundbreaking Biofuels (Amyris), lifesaving vaccines (Novartis), Oscar-winning films (Pixar) of course … but did you know that our...

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In the theater that is Emeryville politics, Brian Donahue might be considered the protagonist. He often represents the not always gentle, but needed dissenting voice of residents that have historically gotten the raw end of...

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Patrick O’Keeffe gave his 90 day retirement “notice” earlier this year setting off an exhaustive six-month search for Emeryville’s new City Manager (O’Keeffe has recently resurfaced as the interim city administrator for Albany who’s current...

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Patrick O’Keeffe will retire after seven years as Emeryville’s City Manager (replacing John Flores in 2006) and eleven years as the city’s Economic Development and Housing Director. There is a public reception to honor his...

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