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News & Commentary

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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The May, 2019 Emeryville Crime Report saw 210 total crimes reported for the month (up slightly from the 206 reported in April). Among the crimes spotlighted for the month was the report of an Emeryville...

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The City of Oakland will open its latest “cabin community” site on a Caltrans owned parcel along Mandela Parkway next week. The site will also include a space for homeless RV dwellers. The pilot “Tuff...

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The Emeryville Police Department announced the arrest of two suspects for armed robbery of the ULTA Beauty cosmetic store on Friday. In custody are 47-year-old Lamonte Hardman and 29-year-old Shavonna Johnson, both listed as Oakland...

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Helicopters hovered over the Emeryville triangle neighborhood this morning and black smoke could be seen pluming from the area of 47th between Adeline and San Pablo Avenue. An Alameda County Fire unit and a second...

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A shootout at a Oakland Longfellow neighborhood gas station shut down several streets in the area late Tuesday afternoon around 4:15 p.m.. Reports of upwards of twenty police vehicles descended on the area on West Street...

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A 70-year-old Emeryville woman has died following a collision with an SUV late last month in Berkeley. Christa Carlson died at her Emeryville home on June 13th according to information by the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau....

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After the second blaze at the 3800 San Pablo development in less than a year, famed East Bay developer Rick Holliday waited for the shock to dissipate, rolled up his sleeves, and got back to work....

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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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