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Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase that started in San Francisco and ended in a collision in Emeryville, according to the CHP. ADVERTISEMENT The...

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In our quarterly Emeryville Restaurant & Retail Report, our area saw four closures, the opening of two seasonal shops and the announcement of a second Old Navy store. Petco – Closing Petco is in the...

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This morning at about 10:08 a.m., Emeryville Police Officers responded to the Home Depot parking lot near the Taco Bell on a report of a stolen vehicle. The frantic caller reported her vehicle was stolen...

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Emeryville’s latest Major Project Update revealed a whopping 2,307 housing units in the pipeline in various states of planning and approval. All are slated to be rental units. 1,930 of these units are slated to...

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Tenants of the Courtyards at 65th Apartments in Emeryville packed into the complex’s conference center Thursday evening, Sept. 12. The conference room has seen many holiday parties, study sessions and get-togethers throughout the years. But this...

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The July, 2019 Emeryville Crime Report saw 261 total crimes reported for the month (up from the 243 reported in June). The area around 40th & San Pablo Avenue was especially dense with reported crimes...

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Pedestrian Death Shuts down I-80 at Powell Street

September 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

A pedestrian was struck and killed early this morning on I-80 near the Powell on-ramp. The investigation by the California Highway Patrol closed the freeway for more than an hour while traffic was diverted to...

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Former School Board President Barbara Inch’s abrupt resignation has touched off a search for a new boardmember. Inch tendered her resignation shortly after the June meeting that saw the school gymnasium named after legendary Emery...

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The Emeryville Police announced the arrest o two men for multiple firearms and narcotics violations following a Sunday evening traffic stop. On September 1, at approximately 10:52 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle make several erratic...

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A few updates at the Bay Street Emeryville Shopping Center since our last post back in February. These updates include the closures of Rubio’s and Dafé, the opening of LaserAway and an ownership change at...

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Wednesday evenings for James Andereggen and his two daughters, Kaylee and Lauren, have always been reserved for family dinners. This past Wednesday on Aug. 21, the plan was to grab Chipotle together. The 43-year-old Pixar...

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Emeryville Police responded to a report of gunfire on Park Avenue early Thursday evening at about 5:24 p.m. Two vehicles traveling from the Beach Street area behind Target were reportedly involved in a confrontation where...

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A pedestrian was struck at the intersection of 45th and Hollis in Emeryville late this afternoon at about 3:34 p.m. According to Councilmember John Bauters, who was a witness to the incident, the pedestrian was...

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The June, 2019 Emeryville Crime Report saw 243 total crimes reported for the month (up dramatically from the 210 reported in May). Auto burglaries (+48%), Grand Theft (+41%) and Residential Burglaries (+93%) comprise the highest...

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The Planning Commission had a full agenda at their July meeting. Highlights included an initial study session to discuss the removing of minimum parking requirements for new buildings. They also held a study session to...

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Excavation to remove toxic contamination at the former Sherwin-Williams site is scheduled to begin today. The former paint factory at 1450 Sherwin Street and an adjacent parcel cover a combined 10 acres. The city has...

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The City of Emeryville held three council meeting during the month of May. Among the highlights that emerged from these meetings were discussions of the 2019/20 Budget, our Capital Improvement Program and a Minimum Wage...

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At the Tuesday, July 23rd Emeryville City Council Meeting, Council unanimously approved a “Green Monday” resolution in partnership with social venture group Green Monday US, According to a press release, this makes Emeryville the second city...

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The latest point-in-time count shows that Emeryville’s homeless population increased by a staggering 513 percent this year accounting for 178 individuals. In troubling times like these, there are organizations working tirelessly to find ways to...

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A cybertip from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force led to the arrest of an Emeryville resident for possession of child pornography. Emeryville PD Detectives received the tip on July 2nd from the...

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A near car-train collision occurred last Thursday July 18th at the railroad crossing gate at 65th & Overland. A head-scratching photo posted by a resident at about 6 p.m. showed a black Audi sedan “pinned”...

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Another construction fire erupted on the North Oakland/Emeryville border last night. Oakland Firefighters responded to the 2-alarm fire at about 9:30 p.m. and were able to extinguish the blaze within an hour. The location of...

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Last Tuesday, July 2, first-year California Governor Gavin Newsom toured Emeryville’s nearly completed $64 million affordable housing development, Estrella Vista. The 87-unit apartment project has been in the works for nearly a decade and is...

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Back at the May 29th City Council meeting, our council approved an ordinance by a 3-2 vote that slowed the annual minimum wage increase schedule for small, independent food service businesses. The decision was informed...

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