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Planning & Development

Guitar Center comes to E’ville

January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center stepped in to fill the huge vacancy at the Emery Bay Shopping complex left by Borders when they shuddered their doors last year. Guitar Center will close its El Cerrito store and open its...

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City Manager Patrick O’Keeffe likened it to “an Earthquake” at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and the aftershocks can be felt throughout the 1.2 square miles that is the City of Emeryville. As part of his budget deficit proposal, Governor...

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IKEA switches on 2,300-panel solar project

September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Furniture retail giant IKEA officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its East Bay store in Emeryville, California, yesterday. The 68,000-square-foot PV array consists of a 538-kW system, built with approximately 2,394 panels. IKEA Emeryville’s program...

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What is the heart of the city of Emeryville? Non-Residents might say Bay Street but I shudder to think that a mall could satisfy this important role. The sad truth is that I can’t think...

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A resolution to the noise waiver to extend work hours for the Envirocon clean-up of the Sherwin Williams factory was defeated at this evening’s city council meeting by a 2-3 vote. An Envirocon representative rationalized...

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Caltrans Demolishes Volunteer-Built Skatepark

August 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

If you’re new to the neighborhood, you may not remember the homeless encampment that existed prior to “the Spot”, a DIY skatepark under 580 behind Target. If you use Beach St. as a shortcut, you’re well familiar with the...

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory opened a 15,000 square foot biofuels research center in Emeryville this week. The Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit, or ABPDU, will allow large scale tests of processes developed in laboratory work …...

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Pixar Campus Phase II Expansion

August 20, 2011 | 1 Comments

As an eastern facing neighbor, I wasn’t thrilled about Pixar consuming a large chunk of my view of the hills but I am glad that they’re rooted in E-Ville (I just wish they’d let their...

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Opened in 1912 at 16th Street and Wood Street, the Southern Pacific Train Station in West Oakland used to be one of the three original train stations serving Oakland at the beginning of the 20th...

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In case you haven’t made a run for chow mein lately, the Emeryville Public Market is in the midst of a makeover that could actually end up making the food court cool while retaining longtime...

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

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