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The Emeryville Police Department received a report of a suspicious item in a garage level storage room at the Artistry Apartments this afternoon. A maintenance worker at the complex discovered the device that was described...

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AC Transit Transbay Commuters from the East Bay disembarked at the new SF Transit Center this morning, kicking off a new era for transportation in our region. The near decade-long construction on the officially named...

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With the deadline to file nomination papers this Friday August 10th at 5 p.m., two four-year terms are up for grabs in this year’s City Council election. Incumbents Dianne Martinez and Scott Donahue have already...

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The City of Emeryville made the announcement today that current Oakland Assistant City Manager Christine Daniel has been selected as our city’s new City Manager. The selection process took three months and a pool of thirty...

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The E’ville Eye sat down with School Board Trustee Cruz Vargas to check the pulse of our school district and provide some reliable information to the public. Vargas was elected in 2016 and is the...

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Emeryville city staff presented their latest Parking Management draft plan to the public at the July 24th Council meeting. The item’s presentation did not commence until after 9 p.m. and lasted nearly two hours. The final...

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Emeryville Police responded last night at 6:57 p.m. to a 911 call at Lanesplitter Pizza on San Pablo Avenue. A suspect wielding a knife allegedly threatened to kill an employee and made stabbing motions towards...

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The June 2018 Emeryville Crime report saw 179 total crimes reported for the month (up slightly from 177 in May or +1%). While Property Crimes saw a decline for the fifth straight month, Violent Crime has seen a...

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The City of Emeryville provides a monthly progress report outlining significant developments and milestones that occurred throughout the period. Among the highlights for the two council meetings conducted during the month of June include an...

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A vehicle smashed into the VersaGenix Cannabis manufacturing business at 1350 67th street at about 3:45 p.m. on Friday. Damage to a shared water line closed the adjacent Prizefighter Bar for the evening. The pictured...

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If you’ve lived in Emeryville long enough, you’ve probably stumbled upon the monthly Porsche meetups on Harlan Street near the Pixar gate and wandered by to see what was going on. Chances are you were...

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KTVU Channel 2 crime reporter Henry K. Lee recently produced a video segment detailing how the Emeryville Police Department is using yoga, meditation and scented oils to help “peace officers” find peace. Emeryville Police Chief Jennifer...

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Switzerland-based Novartis AG announced yesterday that it will shutter its infectious diseases unit at its Emeryville office and cut about 140 jobs. Novartis moved the operation from the Boston area to our city seven years...

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The June Planning Commission meeting had updated discussions on several ongoing developments including the Ocean View Townhome project at 1270 Ocean Avenue and a proposed mixed-use project at 5850 Shellmound Way. In addition, it was...

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A 65-year-old Emeryville Marina Liveaboard took his own life last Friday at a bench overlooking the bay. Emeryville Police Chief Jennifer Tejada confirmed the sad news via email. “We did respond to what appears to...

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The May 2018 Emeryville Crime report saw 177 total crimes reported for the month (down from 191 in April or -7%). Crime dropped in most statistical property crime categories contributing to a 12 decline from last year. Violent crime...

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On a day when Emeryville’s Small Business Minimum Wage officially hit $15/hr., Navi Kitchen announced their closure at 5000 Adeline. Navi opened in the location barely a year ago amid much hype. “We are grateful...

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A few news stories aggregated from around the web relevant to Emeryville residents in this E’ville News Wire. The long-awaited replacement to the shuttered Fusebox in West Oakland has finally opened. Soba Ichi, who are...

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The ongoing debate of disposable and one-time use products is getting more attention these days. Some local municipalities like neighboring Berkeley are looking to curb use by banning single-use straws and adding a surcharge to...

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Emeryville residents and commuters noticed a peculiar billboard along Shellmound on Thursday morning that might have caused a double-take. A 1-800-GOT-JUNK billboard that previously read “We Make Junk Disappear” was manipulated overnight to read “We...

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The City of Emeryville provides a monthly progress report outlining significant developments and milestones that occurred throughout the period. Among the highlights for the two council meetings conducted during the month of May include the...

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When three year City Manager Carolyn Lehr announced her decision to retire back in February, it set off a search for new candidates to fill the city’s top administrator role. Lehr was hired in 2015...

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The Alameda County Coroner released the name of the female victim of Sunday’s horrific crash near MacArthur and Peralta. The name of the driver, an alleged pimp, was released by authorities. 42-year-old Michael Brown, the driver...

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This E’ville Eye guest piece is written by five year Planning Commissioner Steven Keller. Keller is a resident of Pacific Park Plaza and has lived in Emeryville since 2002. Keller recently updated a letter he...

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