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Arts & Culture

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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After the end of an eleven day strike stemming from a price dispute, Dungeness Crab season is back. Our Emeryville Marina presents a convenient opportunity for locals to get a piece of the action. Fish Emeryville’s fleet...

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Quite a few residents have mourned the loss of Emeryville’s famed Utility Box public art that were painted over last summer. The familiar pedestrian figures have become synonymous with our town and celebrated as a way of...

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The Bertollino family and their Kha Shing motor yacht “Meyer” took home the annual Emeryville Marina Christmas lights competition last week. Magdalena Bertollino and her husband decked their yacht from bow to stern in a festive assortment...

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Lennar Multifamily will be hosting a community meeting tonight at the ECCL to solicit ideas for the Sherwin-Williams park space as part of a negotiated agreement by PARC. 3.5 acres of the 10 acre project are slated...

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Emeryville residents and neighbors were treated once again to a somewhat distant, but convenient view of the annual SF Fleet Week (SFFW) event. The Blue Angels announced their presence on Friday afternoon with a flyover, causing curious residents and...

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Buried at the “tail-end” of five hours of city meetings on September 6th was a resolution for the Halleck-Beach Dog Park. A project that had just been an idea for several years but was recently buoyed by a community...

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The Park Avenue District, long hailed as the Arts District for the city, will host the 30th Emeryville Art Exhibition it was announced today in the below press release. The Pelco building at 1550 Park Avenue has been...

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The Sierra Club “Solo Sierrans” are a group of singles over sixty who have begun facilitating regular Emeryville Marina group walks. Trail leader Vera Lis regularly leads a small group along our picturesque Emeryville Marina as part of their...

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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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Since TCHO announced they were moving their operations to the Berkeley/Emeryville border back in 2014, we’ve anxiously awaited for them to resume factory tours and the opening of their promised retail shop. While we still can’t provide a date, TCHO...

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Emeryville’s Pixar may have regained its mojo after a two film “losing streak” as Finding Dory maintained the top box office spot for the second consecutive week. Pixar’s streak of fourteen consecutive films to debut number one in...

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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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An estimated 125 Emeryville residents and neighbors turned out on Sunday to watch a documentary that directly intersected their own lives. The documentary featured familiar locations in West Oakland and Emeryville including Pixar, City Hall,...

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San Francisco and San Jose both have songs about them, now little Emeryville does too (although to be fair, so does Lodi). Miami based artist Sylvan LaCue has released a video for his latest single titled “Emeryville” off of...

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Historic State Highway 123 San Pablo Avenue will once again be closed to vehicle traffic when the annual Love Our Neighborhood Day returns to North Oakland on Saturday June 4th. Neighbors are invited to come play...

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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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One year ago, Emeryville Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky begrudgingly left Emeryville after having her rent raised nearly 40% by a former Emeryville Planning Commissioner. Happily, she and her husband Jered and 5-year-old son Jack landed in Point...

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Draymond may have deserted us for Berkeley after signing an $85 million dollar deal, but it appears that his legacy in our city will live on. The results of a Twitter poll initiated by Chronicle...

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We recently had the pleasure of talking with Amber Evans, our City’s Economic and Community Development Coordinator. On a sunny afternoon in city hall, we chatted about the Arts in Public Places Program’s past, present, and future....

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Five artists are vying for two Public Art commissions at the in-progress Emeryville Center of Community Life. Two artists are competing for a commission on the corner of 53rd and San Pablo and three are...

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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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In the 80’s, Emeryville was known for having one of the highest percentages of artists per capita in the nation. Our Mudflat driftwood art left a lingering memory to those that grew up here, was...

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While this hasn’t stopped a few locals from *ahem* “previewing” the spot, the official opening of the Joseph Emery Skate Spot is slated to finally take place on Saturday, March 19th. The finishing touches on the long anticipated Emeryville...

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