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Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders made a brief appearance at the Hyatt House on Shellmound to speak at a 10 a.m. news conference today. CHP, throngs of secret service and a crowd of supportive Nurses filled the lobby and parking...

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That increase in traffic? It’s not in your head. Buoyed by new high density developments that have gone online this year including Emme and Parc on Powell, Emeryville’s population surged a whopping 6.9 percent over...

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Over two years ago, while a member of the Park Avenue District Committee, I proposed transforming the dilapidated space under the 40th St./Shellmound bridge into a community asset. The idea was well-received by fellow committee members, City staff...

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Emeryville has jumped into a political battle involving the transport of Coal to an export terminal being built at the former West Oakland Army Base. A project being spearheaded by prominent Oakland developer Phil Tagami who’s resume includes the rehabilitation of the Fox theatre...

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Just three months ago, Governor Jerry Brown voiced his opposition to a statewide $15 minimum wage stating “Raise the minimum wage too much and you put a lot of poor people out of work” and noted the...

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I guess it’s ironic that the “Rotten City” had become so, well prudish over the past few decades. Emeryville held a Special Study Session prior to Tuesday’s regular council meeting to reconsider our current regulations of Medical...

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2014 candidate John Bauters has officially thrown his hat back in the Emeryville political ring with the launch of a new website and twitter account. The declaration kicks off the 2016 Emeryville Council race that...

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Recently appointed Emeryville Mayor Dianne Martinez gave her 2016 State of the City Address at last Tuesday’s City Council Meeting. The twelve and a half-minute presentation recapped major city initiatives from 2015, projects in the works for 2016...

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Our “E’ville Voices” guest blogger series was created to net a broader range of voices within our city in flux and initiate dialogue through opinion & conversation. Participating in the series is newly appointed Emeryville Mayor Dianne...

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The Anti-Police Terror Project advocacy group returned to Emeryville on Sunday December 13th. APTP held a public forum at the National Union of Healthcare Workers Hall on Christie with an agenda focused on drawing awareness to the...

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In an eventful Council meeting and a packed Council chambers, action items including the appointing of a new Mayor, discussion of the hotly contested Cabaret Ordinance Amendment, the Significant structures ordinance & AC Transit’s Service...

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It’s hard to imagine Emeryville without Trader Vic’s. For many including myself, their first association with Emeryville was either the mudflat sculptures or this fabled Tiki establishment. An establishment that is credited with inventing the Mai Tai...

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The Small Business community lost probably its greatest ally with the loss of Economic Development and Housing Manager Michelle De Guzman who recently tendered her resignation. De Guzman not only worked for the city, but was a [former] resident...

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Two weeks ago the L.A. Times wrote a piece about us, this time the national media is taking note of little Emeryville. A three-minute video segment (with some spots that most E’villains will recognize), profiles our town which...

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When it was announced that two-year Emeryville City Manager Sabrina Landreth was recruited back to Oakland by Mayor Libby Schaaf, it kicked off a national search for her replacement. In June it was announced that Carolyn Lehr...

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The future of the Emery Go-Round is mired in uncertainty as the current funding framework called a PBID (Property & Business Improvement District) is set to expire next year. The City has drafted a new PBID that...

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If you drop by your favorite establishment and notice that sandwich or burger is 20% more than you remembered, don’t blame them for being greedy (A BLAT Sandwich at Rudy’s is now $12.50, Bucci’s raised their prices...

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If you received a mysterious envelope in your mailbox from the City of Emeryville, don’t throw it into the Shredder just yet. Despite vague language calling itself a “Emeryville PBID Ballot” (Property & Business Improvement District), this...

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When Sabrina Landreth announced she would be leaving Emeryville back in February to join Libby Schaaf in Oakland (Berkeley’s City Manager Christine Daniel has since announced she will also be leaving for Oakland to fill the assistant...

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The revised first reading of the contentious Minimum Wage ordinance that would give Emeryville the highest minimum wage in the nation was unanimously approved to move forward last Tuesday. Absent this meeting was the support of labor groups...

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Mayor Ruth Atkin stated her desire for Emeryville to “make history” while in attendance with three other Councilmembers at a recent Berkeley “Fight for $15” rally. It looks like council is posed to do this...

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RULE founding member Brian Donahue, brother of Councilmember Scott Donahue and The Emeryville Tattler opinion blog writer apparently took exception to small businesses requesting a non-partisan Minimum Wage Impact Study through an online petition. The riled Donahue...

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At the Tuesday April 7th Minimum Wage Study Session, a coalition of Emeryville Small Businesses and Residents pleaded with Council to factor them into the conversation of how best to implement a sensible compromise that would...

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City Attorney Michael Biddle quietly announced his decision to Council in closed session that he would not be seeking re-appointment when his contract expires on June 30th. Biddle joins City Manager Sabrina Landreth, Police Chief Ken James & Chamber of...

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