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News & Commentary

The long saga of a horrific crime finally came to an end in an Oakland courtroom on Wednesday. Oakland resident Cameron Smith, 23, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for fatally shooting of...

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Drivers through Emeryville and the East Bay could see major changes if three proposed roadway projects come to fruition. Late last month, the City of Emeryville presented updated plans for the 40th Street Bus Hub...

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The City of Emeryville’s experimental protected bike lanes on Horton street caused a stir recently when the post office ceased delivery to the Terraces housing complex. The mail carrier had apparently been in the practice...

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The City of Emeryville held two council meeting during the month of April. Among the highlights that emerged from these meetings were our city’s 2019-2020 Fiscal Budget and projected revenue forecast for the coming years....

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The Planning Commission’s May meeting was jam-packed with two public hearings, an administrative review of a proposed 40th street & San Pablo Avenue bus hub design and a second study session for the Onni Group’s...

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Emeryville Police officers responded to call at the Denny’s on Powell Street early Saturday morning at about 3:56 a.m.. Witnesses reported a male subject acting erratically and “flipping over tables.” After arriving on the scene,...

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The April 2019 Emeryville Crime Report saw 206 total crimes reported for the month (down sharply from the 245 ‘spike’ reported in March). Property crime remain on a +21% trajectory from last year and violent crimes are on...

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The Planning Commission held a special meeting to continue their deliberation of Parcel B of the Marketplace redevelopment and the appeal by neighboring Wareham Development. For a quick recap, the conversation surrounds Parcel B’s Final Development...

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WeWork “soft-launched” their Emeryville office at the Emeryville Towers complex last month. They stepped in to take over the space from Regus, a competitor, who attempted a coworking office about two years ago. WeWork has rapidly expanded in...

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Representatives from the Mills College Lokey School presented data from its recent ‘business conditions’ survey to our City Council on Tuesday. The study confirmed what restaurant owners warned when the ordinance was hastily passed in...

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The City of Emeryville held two council meeting during the month of March. Among the highlights that emerged from these meetings were our council pursuing the elimination of off-street parking minimums and the regulation of...

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The Planning Commission had a full agenda for their April meeting including a review of Emeryville’s proposed Capital Improvement Program and a Public Hearing to convert a dilapidated property on 55th street to a duplex....

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A fire broke out in the storage area of The Emeryville Home Depot on Saturday evening about 7 p.m.. Black plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the area for miles. The segment of...

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The Emeryville Police Department issued a Nixle alert today warning residents of what they describe as a ‘nanny scammer.’ On the afternoon of Friday April 26th, they received a report from a resident stating someone had...

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The March 2019 Emeryville Crime Report saw 245 total crimes reported for the month (up from the 238 reported in February). The report lists two laptop strong-arm robberies at Peet’s as well as one in front of...

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Emeryville Police Chief Jennifer Tejada didn’t mince any words on Twitter recently in response to a series of opioid overdoses in her city. “We need comprehensive services for drug addiction & mental health,” she said in...

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Emeryville Police Department officers responded to multiple calls of a shooting at the Hyatt House hotel on Saturday evening at 12:46 a.m. Officers arrived and located a male adult in the lobby with a gunshot wound....

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The eviction notices came during the night, left in mailboxes, and tied to boats in plastic bags. For many at the Emeryville Marina, the wave of evictions were a surprise. While some within the boating...

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A trio of news stories in this month’s Emeryville business wire including our city’s first ‘escape room’ and two business that have moved their operations from neighboring Berkeley to our city.   View this post...

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After a contentious set of public workshops last week, Caltrans has hit the brakes, for now, on the much-maligned MacArthur Maze Vertical Clearance Project. Caltrans officials heard from dozens of Oakland and Emeryville residents during...

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Sandwiched in the middle of a marathon seven hour Oakland City Council meeting last Tuesday, Oakland District 5 Councilmember Noel Gallo dropped a bit of a bombshell on those in attendance and streaming online. Gallo...

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The City of Emeryville held two council meeting during the month of February. Among the highlights that emerged from these meetings was a Study Session on High-Rise regulations that could directly impact the approval of...

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A jury found an Oakland man not guilty of three charges and deadlocked on a fourth in an Alameda County courtroom last Thursday. Cameron Smith, 23, was on trial for the shooting death of a...

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The February 2019 Emeryville Crime Report saw 238 total crimes reported for the month (down from the 247 reported in January). Auto burglaries continued their resurgence after a modest 10% decline throughout 2018. The 141 reports for...

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