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Rick Holliday and Holliday Development, developers of our Emeryville Warehouse Lofts, is at it again after a four-year hiatus from E’ville. Holliday’s last Emeryville project was the 20-unit Blue Star Corner just prior to the 2008 real estate...

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A woman found dead Thursday morning on the beach at Shorebird Park was a Fremont resident who committed suicide, authorities said Friday. The 44-year-old woman’s name was not released. Fremont police said the woman’s sister...

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“Then & Now” is a special series that looks to capture a portion of Emeryville History and spotlight the small and vibrant business community that the former industrial city has evolved into. The Historic Park...

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The Bay Bridge Celebration is officially on and a critical component of getting there is connecting the Bay Trail to Gateway Park and to the Bay Bridge multi-use pathway (and ultimately, Treasure Island … and...

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SRM Ernst selected to develop Sherwin Site

March 9, 2013 | 1 Comments

Park Avenue District residents, consider now “the calm before the storm”. We’ve endured the demolition of the Sherwin-Williams plant and the subsequent three plus year remediation as well as the never-ending Park Ave Beautification project. Get ready...

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Seems like EPD police chief Ken James has ruffled some feathers in the gun enthusiast community with his recent “A Gun Is Not a Defensive Weapon” comment. This is a story that I thought may...

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PAXIO Inc. is poised to fortify E’ville’s Broadband presence with the support of City Council and has launched a new community website to win over residents and businesses. Co-sponsored by the Emeryville Chamber of Commerce,...

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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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There are two projects that I’ve been hearing about since I moved to E’ville 10 years ago: The Bike/Pedestrian bridge to Bay St., and the Greenway project. Never in my wildest dreams would I have...

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EmeryStation evacuated after Bomb threat

February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some excitement today for our little city as we awoke to the sound of helicopters hovering above (usually not a good thing). A bomb-threat, reported about 7 a.m., apparently targeted the Joint BioEnergy Institute, a laboratory facility...

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Skate Park coming to Emeryville

February 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

It was over a year ago that the Oakland/Emeryville border DIY Skateboard area referred to as “the spot” met its fate at the hands of Caltrans. Since then, no noticeable progress has been made on the pending development that...

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Parking Battle Brewing in E’ville

January 23, 2013 | 5 Comments

The City Council unanimously approved to implement the first of a series of recommendations from the controversial North Hollis Short term Parking plan at last Tuesday’s council meeting. The five year old, 69 page Wilbur Smith...

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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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Jennifer West’s one year term as Mayor ended on December 4th. Via her blog, she announced a personal career change that will bite into here public service availability. The City Emeryville does not have a...

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Retail has been a blessing for Emeryville’s tax base … but at what cost? A recent 2011  FBI uniform crime report lists Emeryville as having the Bay Area’s highest violent crime rate ahead of cities...

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Evening Dog-walkers and residents of Blue Star Corner couldn’t help but become a little suspicious of the corner unit of the Pelligrini Warehouse on Halleck. The evening flow of traffic and clientele indicated that this space was...

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Emeryville dumps red-light cameras | KTVU News

September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Emeryville has joined the growing list of cities (including Berkeley, L.A. and Cupertino) that have decided to end their use of red-light cameras. Citing among the reasons for taking down the devices is that they...

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Sherwin Williams Site Design Competition

August 31, 2012 | 1 Comments

The toxic cleanup at the former paint factory officially came to a finish back in April (Ongoing air and groundwater quality testing can be monitored here). Final steps include grading (compacted earth is being covered with...

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Rick Holliday, King of the Condos – SFGate

August 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

A good article on SFGate today about Emeryville Warehouse Loft developer Rick Holiday and his work on bringing high-density, mixed-use housing to Emeryville and our Neighbors in West Oakland. His recent projects include the Pacific...

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If you’ve driven through the south end of San Pablo Ave into neighboring Oakland recently, you’ll notice that there’s quite a bit happening. A new overpass mural, a great new Barbecue place and now, hopefully, a residential...

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Joining the strong roster of public art in Emeryville is a new sculpture entitled “All Together Now” (named after a similarly titled Beatles song). The piece was unveiled at the new Emery Station research building on...

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With groundbreaking on a new 190 unit apartment development in May and Urban Outfitters opening last weekend, the ball keeps rolling at the EPM (Now if only they had better food choices)! PRESS RELEASE –...

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One of the original “guerrilla” artists behind the Emeryville Mudflat sculptures has reemerged to bring back an E’ville icon, the Red Baron (this time under more “legitimate” circumstances). Tyler Hoare, a 72 year old Berkeley resident who works out...

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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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