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Emeryville City Council held interviews to fill two vacant Planning Commission seats at the March 16th meeting. Six candidates were vying for the open positions. On the surface, the process yielded two reasonably qualified candidates...

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Emeryville & West Oakland were once again the target of mass-looting under the cover of unrelated protest activity. This time, local police agencies were able to contain the efforts according to an EPD Nixle alert....

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A Federal Judge has issued a temporary order preventing the City of Emeryville from clearing the Ashby/Shellmound homeless encampment. Clearing of the encampment had been scheduled to occur on Monday, April 19th to accommodate construction...

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A few local business stories aggregated across the interwebz in this months’ E’ville Biz digest. The long-anticipated “Nady” site housing project on Shellmound may soon be breaking ground after securing a new construction loan. A...

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Alameda County opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and up over the weekend. Alameda is the fourth Bay Area county to do so ahead of the state’s April 15 deadline joining Contra Costa,...

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Some business updates to report around Emeryville including two additional retail closures. In addition, the MedMen cannabis dispensary on San Pablo Avenue originally permitted in 2017 has finally opened. American Eagle Outfitters – Closed Bay...

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The BioMed Realty “Emeryville Center of Innovation” project received approval from the City to expand its flagship Emeryville Center of Innovation campus. Plans for the 12-acre campus include 910,000 square feet of new Class A...

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Christie Avenue and other familiar streets could soon be a thing of the past if council approves a resolution at Tuesday’s upcoming council meeting. The plan calls to slowly phase out all Pioneering and “Rotten...

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Alameda and Santa Cruz counties joined San Mateo, Santa Clara and Marin by moving into the “orange” COVID-19 pandemic reopening tier on Tuesday. This allows cities in these counties to increase indoor capacities for already...

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A small measure of justice was served in Emeryville over the past couple weeks. At last weeks’ Emery School Board Meeting, the district read and approved an official apology to late, former Emery High teacher...

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Local East Bay school districts, under growing pressure from parents and politicians, have slowly been announcing their reopening plans. Oakland Unified will begin reopening schools beginning March 30, Berkeley Unified reached an agreement to reopen...

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The first Planning Commission meeting of 2021 had an understandably slim agenda, as much business had been wrapped up before the holiday break. The meeting began with the unexpected resignation of Commissioner Miguel Guerrero who...

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With the Alameda County moving into the less-restrictive red tier, businesses are slowly reopening and we’re beginning to get a sense of the damage done to local businesses by Covid and the ensuing business shutdowns....

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As expected, Alameda County officials announced that our county will move from the current coronavirus reopening purple tier into the states less-restrictive red tier. This will allow for indoor dining for restaurants at 25% capacity,...

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The East Bay Regional Park District’s Board of Directors today approved the appointment of Sabrina Landreth as General Manager. Landreth served as Emeryville’s City Manager from 2013-2015 prior to being recruited back to the City...

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After a flurry of business closures following the pandemic, closures in Emeryville have tapered off. In fact, one businesses has returned and a highly anticipated brewery is inching closer to a grand opening. Yuzu Ramen...

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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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