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Emeryville is in the news again for the wrong reasons. Like this recent report labeling us as having the Bay Area’s highest violent crime rate, this time we’re being outed as having the second highest...

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Realtor responds to NOBE Controversy

January 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

I first heard the term NOBE (pronounced No’ bē) a few months ago through an Emeryville news alert for this article. The recently produced video below (since removed by its creators) and accompanying website produced by local Realtors declaring the geographic area as “NOBE” ticked...

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In a faceless building, ironically next to the AgeSong senior community, is Neptune Society’s Apollo Crematorium. A business that has existed in Emeryville since the early 1980’s and is one of the busiest factory’s of its...

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Emeryville, an industrial center that languished for years, changed its image in the 1990s by becoming an arts center. In the early 20th century, the city was also known for its gambling houses, speakeasies, racetracks...

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With the Emeryville Election just three weeks away, our mailboxes will no doubt be bombarded with candidate and measure flyers. Sometimes it’s hard to decipher the real agendas that these measures seek so I hope...

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Urban Wild Kingdom – Postscript: Mama Moves On

September 27, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s the blog I didn’t want to have to write. The goal of colony management is to get the colony to the point where no one has kittens, the member cats live out their normal...

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Urban Wild Kingdom Part III

September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Part III in a three part series by EWL resident J.R. Hampton Once the three weeks of trapping and vet visits are over, things return to normal in the feral cat colony. More or less....

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Urban Wild Kingdom Part II

September 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

The second in a 3-part series by EWL resident J.R. Hampton The next step was to live-trap the new cats and kittens. I remembered J. Sr. talking about an agreement the City of Emeryville had...

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Emeryville's school district has ended 10 years of state control by paying off the final installment of a $1.3 million loan it had to take out because of the large debt it had accumulated under...

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Urban Wild Kingdom Part I

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m on my hands and knees calling “kitty kitty” to the small orange cat that, after weeks of tuna and baby talk has finally let me get close enough to see that he’s packing. And...

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Patch of Green in Emeryville « Playing With Politics....

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