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History & Archive

His name is unforgettable, and so is his art. Mark Bulwinkle is the artist behind those whimsical steel plate silhouettes scattered around the East Bay Bridge Shopping Center. His “The Traffic Jam” pieces are arguably the lone bright spot...

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It’s easy to take for granted the Emeryville Shoreline and the beauty it brings to our city. We also take for granted the personal sacrifices and determination of those that fought to save this valuable land during...

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The Compound Gallery will be kicking off a seven week retrospective of the work of Tyler Hoare AKA “The Red Baron” this Saturday March 18th. Hoare’s famous WWI biplane installations have anonymously adorned the Emeryville & Berkeley Marinas...

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The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) launched a region-wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with its exhibit “Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.” The...

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The Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight to review a proposal by PG&E to demolish the 17,000 sq. ft. “Laboratory” building at the corner of Hollis & 45th. A building that is part of an existing PG&E transformer...

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A 1986 video segment recently surfaced on YouTube of a KGO Channel 7 news segment detailing the sudden closing of Judson Steel thirty years ago. News anchor Van Amburg began the segment by reporting “the end of an...

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The Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures were an anonymous folk art sculpture garden that utilized trash and driftwood as its medium for public art. Considering how it was constructed and the materials used, its power and intent were ultimately to...

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A former Emeryville Police Officer convicted of rape in 1989 is set for a Parole hearing after spending the past 27 years in prison. According to the East Bay Times story, Ron Roy Choss was convicted of...

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In the face of great uncertainty, fear, and cultural upheaval that plagued the 1960s an art movement bloomed that inspired millions. Starting in 1964, the Emeryville mudflats along Interstate 80 were home to a sculpture...

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Another tale that fortified Emeryville’s well-earned “Rotten City” era reputation has been unearthed by East Bay Times reporter Peter Hegarty. Amateur historian Alfred Janske pieced the story of a fallen lawman together by flipping thorough handwritten records, ancestry...

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Most people who have heard of the Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures know very little about them. If you have seen pictures of them, you are left with the question; “who made these things and why?” A random...

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As the 2016 baseball season kicks into full swing, it’s a great time to remind residents of Emeryville’s rich baseball history. East Bay baseball has its heart and soul in Emeryville as the home of the Oakland Oaks from...

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If you’ve ever eaten at Rotten City Pizza, you’ve probably seen their logo illustration of a capuchin monkey riding a greyhound and it may have piqued your interest. While it might not necessarily be something we celebrate...

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The sad and unfortunate passing of Robin Williams led to an interesting conversation with longtime Councilwoman Nora Davis at the last National Night Out event. Known for filming many of his movies in his Bay...

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It was the end of an era last week in Emeryville’s Triangle & Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhoods as the brick warehouse at 3900 Adeline met its demise to a demolition unit to make room for another...

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If you’re not familiar with the #TBT or “Throwback Thursday” phenomenon, it’s a popular weekly Internet trend that encourages users to post a reminiscent picture (baby, embarrassing haircut, fashion, etc.). The E’ville Eye has only been covering our city for three...

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Another Holiday season came and went for our town and the shopping “purge” safely behind us. I’ll have to admit that doing my own holiday shopping without having to set foot in a car or...

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When I moved to Emeryville years ago, I considered Trader Vic’s an overpriced restaurant chain for out-of-towners celebrating their anniversary. It just seamed dated and tacky and it wasn’t very visible, nestled away in a...

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Ken Bukowski and his EPOA group have turned their focus to cataloging city videos onto their YouTube channel and in the process have unearthed some absolute treasures. The source of most of the videos are...

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Then & Now: Grove Regulatory Company/Clif Bar HQ

October 28, 2013 | 1 Comments

“Seasoned” E’villains will remember when the building on the corner of Hollis & 65th was an Andronico’s Central market (it might have been ahead of its time) and subsequently Charles Chocolates, but I had no idea this was a...

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The publishing of the NY Times article Once Upon a Landscape profiling Brooklyn artist and Berkeley native Carol Bove led me to this 1982 archive titled “Rubbish lives for a time as a sculpture” detailing the infamous Emeryville mudflat sculptures. A 25-foot wheelchair,...

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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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Mudflat Sculpture Archive

February 24, 2013 | 1 Comments

Consider this Gallery an aggregate of images I’ve amassed from various web sources including this page dedicated to the mudflats on Tribe.net, a collection found on Spaces Art Environment and this article in the SFGate...

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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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