Emeryville mud flat sculptures revisited | The Big Event

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One of the most highly trafficked posts in this blog is actually a repost of an Emeryville Mudflat Sculptures article on SFGate. I guess it’s a testimony to the enduring memory and allure of these mysterious “Landmarks”. Credit San Francisco Chronicle “Pop culture critic” writer Peter Hartlaub (whom I actually worked with at our college newspaper) for helping keep the memory alive by unearthing these twenty great photos from the Chronicle photo morgue.

There’s also a fascinating pic in the lower Gallery that details a 1970 bombing of an Emeryville Doggie Diner that was targeted at the Emeryville Police Department. Apparently the 70’s were some wild times in E’Ville! |  SFGate.com blog »

Photo: Greg Peterson, SF Chronicle 1970

Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.


  1. Hi im the guy who made the Madflat express. Thankyou for appreciating it and remembering it. Yours truely, Tony Puccio

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