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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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A Saturday afternoon gun battle in North Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhood has left three men injured. The shooting happened at about 12:10 p.m. on the 800 block of Apgar near West Street just two blocks from...

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Alameda County advanced to a less-restrictive orange Covid tier of the state’s coronavirus pandemic reopening system Tuesday. This enables cities within the county like ours to expand the maximum capacity of activities like indoor dining...

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The Emeryville Police Department is reporting a shooting near Little Caesars Pizza pizza on 40th street Friday evening. Officers arrived on scene at about 9:30 a.m. and located evidence corroborating the shooting. The victim, a...

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Former Emeryville scientist Michael Houghton was among three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday. Houghton was honored for his efforts that led to the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus while an...

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Another Round of Business Closures Hits Emeryville

September 25, 2020 | 13 Comments

Business closures continue to hit Emeryville hard in the wake of the pandemic and challenging business climate. Adding to our last report that identified eight closures, this report lists an additional ten businesses that have...

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For the second straight weekend, a large gathering of youths became unruly leading to the closure of the Bay Street Shopping Center and a large police presence around Emeryville. This crowd was estimated to be...

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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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