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Politics

Hundreds gathered at the Berkeley High Community Theater last week to hear a moderated discussion between Assembly District 15 candidates Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks. The League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany & Emeryville hosted...

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The City of Emeryville provides a monthly progress report outlining significant developments and milestones that occurred throughout the period. The Council typically holds recess for the month of August although they held a brief one-hour...

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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 July include the...

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The deadline for filing for candidacy for our November 6th election passed last Friday. Three candidates filed for the two expiring Emeryville city council seats including incumbents Dianne Martinez and Scott Donahue. Former City Councilmember...

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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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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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Voters came to the polls yesterday for a variety of primary races, state & local measures. On the ballot for Emeryville voters was a crowded State Assembly seat race and a $50 million Housing Bond....

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“Resident E’ville” is a new column where we ask our readers your perspective on important issues through a short, online survey. On today’s primary ballot, Emeryville voters will be faced with an important choice and...

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The Emeryville Police Officers Association (EPOA) has issued a statement in response to recent online comments that they insist are not reflective of the current relationship with them and our local government. Some of these...

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The City of Emeryville provides a monthly progress report outlining significant developments and milestones that occurred throughout the period. Among these highlights from meetings conducted on July 11th and 25th are a proposed  update the...

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The City of Emeryville provides a monthly progress report outlining significant developments and milestones that occurred throughout the period. Among these highlights for June from meetings conducted on June 6th, 13th and 20th. Please note...

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The City of Emeryville provides a monthly progress report outlining significant developments and milestones that occurred throughout the period. Among these highlights for April from meetings conducted on April 4th, 18th and 27th. Please note that...

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The race for the 2018 California Assembly District 15 race kicked off last week with the first campaign filing deadline. The seat is being vacated by Incumbent Tony Thurmond who is running for State Superintendent...

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The City of Emeryville provides a monthly progress report outlining significant developments and milestones that occurred throughout the period. Among these highlights for March were the passing of a Short-Term Rental Ordinance intended to regulate services like Airbnb, two...

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A December Reuters investigative report exposed that parts of California and even some Bay Area communities have higher levels of lead exposure than those in Flint, Michigan. Cities like Emeryville with aging housing and a legacy of industry...

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Despite a community petition that garnered 473 signatures in a week, three years of our personal advocacy efforts and a council meeting that saw over a dozen community members come out on behalf of the...

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On the day Emeryville designated itself a Sanctuary City, the city also moved to cease the tradition of performing the pledge of allegiance at council meetings and replace it with an excerpt from the 1944 folk song...

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A new group of five Emeryville City Councilmembers convened last night for the first Council meeting of 2017. Councilmembers Bauters, Medina and Patz were all officially sworn in at the December 6th Council meeting, joining newly...

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The Alameda County Statement of Vote was recently published by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla with the certified 2016 election results. Padilla noted the turnout of registered voters statewide was 75.2 percent, the second highest figure...

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If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then some of our policymakers may need a psychiatric assessment. Residents and businesses have witnessed the frustrating...

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In a letter sent to Emeryville California Restaurant Association (CRA) members, CRA President & CEO Jot Condie noted they will soon be filing a lawsuit on behalf of them against the City of Emeryville. “As you know, last year,...

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An estimated 200 Emery High students abruptly walked off campus at 10 a.m. this morning in an organized protest against the contentious election of Donald Trump. The students marched up 45th shouting “Not My President!” and...

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On a night that few will remember for local results (I think we’re all still in shock), Emeryville elected three new councilmembers last night. In what was the expected result by most political observers, Candidates...

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Who to vote for today for those that have not already voted? Well that comes down to your personal priorities. All candidates support key initiatives like bikeability and affordability, but will they make them a priority...

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