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A large group of juveniles reported to be fighting at the Bay Street plaza area was dispersed by Emeryville Police and mutual aid responders on Saturday evening. The incident began at the nearby Powell Street...

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Longtime Emeryville Councilmember Nora Davis sadly passed away this week. She was 92 years old. Davis was an absolute force in Emeryville politics during her 27 years on council presiding over its “Boomtown” era. An...

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Emeryville companies continue to play a pivotal role in the fight against the coronavirus. Dynavax, Berkeley Lights and Nanomix are among the local biotech companies that are working on solutions for testing, treatment and development...

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Alameda County issued a revised shelter order on Friday that allows a handful of business sectors to resume outdoor operations beginning Friday Aug. 28. These activities have been deemed to have a “low risk” of...

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The nomination period for the upcoming general election closed on August 7 and Emeryville voters will once again have little choice in our local races. No challengers have filed to oppose the three city council...

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EBMUD issued its second alert this week that potentially impacts Emeryville residents. The first being the water main breaks in Northern Emeryville on Thursday. On Saturday, they alerted the public to avoid the Oakland Estuary...

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Reports of multiple water main breaks have caused flooding in the streets of the Northern part of Emeryville and West Berkeley on Wednesday evening. According to Berkeleyside, about 300 households remain without water. EPD, EBMUD,...

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The June, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 109 crimes reported (down from the 146 reported in May). The June report contains the balance of reports from the May 30th mass-looting of our city that were...

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The next time you’re driving I-580 West towards Emeryville and SF, keep your eyes on the road, but try to catch a glimpse of a new neon sign recently installed on the rooftop opposite the...

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The contentious Onni Tower project that would be the East Bay’s tallest high-rise is apparently no more. Planning & Building Director Charlie Bryant made the announcement at Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting noting that the project...

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The Emeryville Planning Commission held two public hearings and a study session at their June 25th meeting. Among these items was a contentious residential in-fill project on 47th Street, amendments to our city cannabis regulations,...

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A new stretch of the Bay Trail enabling pedestrians and cyclists to more easily reach Richmond formally opened to the public on Saturday. The $18.9 million East Bay Regional Park District project added a new...

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Outdoor dining in Emeryville has been tabled again after the State has issued updated guidance prohibiting outdoor dining in “non-variance counties” which includes cities in Alameda County. “While Alameda County’s Health Officer Order allowed for...

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since our city experienced a wave of orchestrated looting in the wake of protests over the Minneapolis Police killing of George Floyd. Much of Emeryville remains pockmarked...

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The May, 2020 Emeryville Crime Report saw 173 crimes reported (up dramatically from the 84 reported in April). After four successive months of declines, crime data surged in May. Much of this surge can be...

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Alameda County officials are reversing their plan to move the county to greater socialization and business activity citing a spike in hospitalizations and a rising rate of cases of the novel coronavirus. In-store retail and...

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The Planning Commission held two Study Sessions at their May 28th meeting, reviewing an update to the planned affordable apartment project at 3600 San Pablo Avenue (site of ECAP) as well as an update to...

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Following California Governor Newsom and Alameda County Health Department’s most recent COVID-19 directives, Bay Street Emeryville has reopened to the public offering in-store shopping and outdoor dining from select merchants. All stores and restaurants are...

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As retail and restaurants begin their phase of reopening, we’re slowly assessing the economic damage caused or escalated by this pandemic. Many of the businesses forced to close when the original shelter order was placed...

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As expected, Alameda County issued a new health order yesterday expanding the list of businesses allowed to reopen to include outdoor dining. Among the eating establishments that immediately announced participation will be the Public Market...

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As expected, Alameda County issued Health Officer Orders today to allow for the reopening of all retail and outdoor dining beginning Friday, June 19. This order also includes outdoor museums, limited religious and cultural services,...

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Yesterday, the cities of Emeryville and Oakland held a joint press conference announcing the completion of the year-long Family Matters Shelter for homeless families. Today, this temporary emergency shelter opens for shelter, on-site housing navigation...

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The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers has not only drawn further attention to police brutality within the black community, it’s provoked some soul-searching within the police community. Officers are...

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Alameda County announced the launch of a free COVID-19 Public testing site that will expand testing available at the West Oakland Health Center. Scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 3 this site located at 700...

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