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A handful of Emeryville-related business stories aggregated from around the web in this month’s E’ville Biz digest. Last month, the Emeryville Courtyard by Marriott announced they were cutting 85 jobs amid the Covid-related decimation of...

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The growing homeless encampment under the Powell Street underpass was cleared by City of Emeryville crews and contractors today. The number of tents had slowly grown to at least four tents and refuse had been...

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San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help locating a man reported missing in January and are circulating a photo in the hope someone might recognize him. 50-year Christopher Woitel, a computer programer, is...

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If there’s a silver lining in the ongoing pandemic for Emeryville, it’s been a sharp drop in crime data in our city particularly property crime. After an annual record 2600 reports in 2019, 2020 saw...

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The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Alameda County is slowly ramping up with 154,000 doses received by the Public Health Department as of February 4. With two county-serving mass-vaccination sites poised to go online, these numbers...

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With the ongoing parking meter installation in the North Hollis and Triangle neighborhoods, the City of Emeryville will soon be launching a paid parking program pilot approved by City Council last year. Encompassing 450 spaces...

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The State of California ended its statewide coronavirus-related stay-at-home order on Monday. This decision was based on projected intensive care unit populations over the next four weeks. The order’s ending will move most of the...

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Three Emeryville City Council members were sworn in at the December 1st council meeting following the November “election.” Election is in quotes because Emeryville did not actually have a local election after no challengers filed...

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Amid the anticipated post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases, Alameda County elected to extend the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order indefinitely. The order for the Bay Area was set to expire on January 8th but...

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Sad news was delivered to the public today as a body found in the water near the Bay Bridge was identified as 39-year-old Lucas Horan. Horan was last seen swimming from a boat along the...

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Canada-based Oxford Properties Group announced that they have acquired the Public Market Emeryville from current owners City Center Realty Partners (CCRP) and Angelo Gordon in a press release today. The price of the sale was...

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Three people were displaced by a Saturday morning house fire in Emeryville according to local fire officials. The blaze was reported about 6:30 a.m. at 1054 47th Street. When firefighters arrived they found the home...

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Plans for the adaptive reuse of the former Sherwin-Williams plant warehouse in Emeryville were unanimously approved by the Planning Commission at the December 10th meeting. The historic Sherwin warehouse along Horton was the only building...

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The City of Emeryville has hired BART Deputy Chief Jeff Jennings to fill the roll of the Emeryville Chief of Police. Jennings officially began his new role on Monday, December 28th. The announcement of the...

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The Emeryville Police Department are asking for the public’s help locating a man who has been missing since Thursday. 39-year-old Lucas Horan was last swimming from a boat along the shoreline near the Emeryville Marina....

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The long-awaited South Bayfront Pedestrian/Bicycle bridge AKA “The Bay Street Bridge” took a big step toward completion this weekend as the distinct red bowstring truss was hoisted into place. Ghilotti Construction Company out of Santa...

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A pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle a week ago on Grand Avenue in Oakland has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as Wayne Sanders, 69, of Emeryville. Sanders died...

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A new stay-at-home order went into effect in Bay Area counties late last Sunday night in an attempt to limit the recent surge of COVID-19. Emeryville has seen four successive weeks of double-digit case increases...

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Some silver linings amidst the rash of business closures we’ve been covering. Two businesses have recently opened their doors, a longtime restaurant is integrating a “ghost kitchen” and a pair of Oakland coffee shops have...

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The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) yesterday for the first prescription molecular diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can be performed entirely at home. Emeryville-headquartered Lucira Health’s single-use test kit can produce a positive...

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Alameda County Public Health officials have put a temporarily “pause” on further business reopenings following an increase in the county’s COVID-19 case rate and the rise in Bay Area and statewide cases. Alameda County’s new...

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Three business stories aggregated from around the Interwebz in this month’s E’ville Biz digest. In this particular edition, all three stories are from the pages of the San Francisco Business Times who continue to provide...

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Emeryville Police Officers responded to a call of a robbery in-progress at the CVS Store on San Pablo yesterday evening at about 8:22 p.m. Employees were on premises and there was a large group subjects...

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The windows of Emeryville businesses are once again adorned with particle board and plywood coverings. Businesses are anticipating the possibility of social unrest in the wake of last night’s presidential election. A winner has yet...

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