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Neighbor Spotlight

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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The E’ville Eye sat down with School Board Trustee Cruz Vargas to check the pulse of our school district and provide some reliable information to the public. Vargas was elected in 2016 and is the...

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The benefits of living on our Emeryville Marina include stunning sunsets, relatively reasonable rents and a community of folks from all walks of life and income levels. For some, it’s about frugality. For others it’s...

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If you’ve lived in Emeryville long enough, you’ve probably stumbled upon the monthly Porsche meetups on Harlan Street near the Pixar gate and wandered by to see what was going on. Chances are you were...

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When all is said and done, Ken Bukowski will go down as one of the most colorful characters our city has ever seen. A six term, 24 year Council member and five-time Mayor, plaques with...

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Paul Brown, better known as “Tall Paul” to neighbors, has passed. The 62-year-old West Oakland resident had been battling stage 4 lung cancer for the past few months. Paul was a fixture of the East...

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Christmas was looking pretty bleak for E’ville Eye historical contributor Joey Enos and his family this season. Joey, his wife Anna and son Sammy were facing possible displacement amid our ongoing Housing Crisis if they...

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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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When Jennifer Tejada took the helm as Chief of the Emeryville Police Department in 2015, the EPD was in the wake of an officer-involved shooting that rocked the agency. Ken James retired as chief shortly after and...

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East Bay Yesterday, a podcast “about history, but it’s not stuck in the past,” emerged last year and has gained the curiosity and admiration of local history buffs. Creator Liam O’Donoghue has quickly built a library of important stories cataloguing East Bay history....

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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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Emeryville Watergate resident and Architect Eugene Tssui is the subject of this week’s East Bay Express cover story. The article details Tssui’s flamboyant lifestyle and his “refusal to compromise” personality. Tssui’s unconventional ideas about architecture might finally be...

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One year ago, Emeryville Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky begrudgingly left Emeryville after having her rent raised nearly 40% by a former Emeryville Planning Commissioner. Happily, she and her husband Jered and 5-year-old son Jack landed in Point...

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Back in September after hearing of the death of homeless fixture Hayok Kay from a savage beating, we pieced together this post of what was known about her. Oakland resident and freelance L.A. Times reporter Lee Romney digs...

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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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A recent Contra Costa Times article details something many of us are curious about; living on the picturesque Emeryville Marina. The article details “dock living” around the East Bay including our own Emery Cove. Within the...

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The Broken Rack pool hall will celebrate its one year Anniversary of reopening in Emeryville on July 17th. It was a long process for owners Marilyn and Wayne Boucher after moving from the Public Market, but they’re...

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E’ville is no stranger to fame and we provided a fairly comprehensive list back in August. One we failed to mention that has come into the spotlight recently because of the success of the team he...

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Oakland Police officers dubbed the gritty but rapidly changing area of West Oakland “Dogtown” apparently because of a large population of stray dogs in the early 80’s. Dogtown Athletic honors this nickname today with a new 8000 sq. ft. gym on the...

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The month of April will be declared National Poetry Month in Emeryville at tonight’s April 21st City Council meeting. Emeryville’s Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky will kick things off with a special reading inside chambers. Ironically, Kobrinsky will be commuting...

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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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A selection of Emeryville-centric articles from around the web that residents might find of interest: Emeryville Resident, travel photographer and filmmaker Greg Roden directs & producers a show airing on PBS dedicated to advancing the...

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If you’ve ridden down San Pablo Ave. at Alcatraz or paused in front of Actual Cafe, you’ve probably seen them. White slender wood crosses marked by a sharpie with the name, age, date and sequential victim...

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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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