Emeryville to be renamed “The City of Draymond”?

Published On April 13, 2016 | By Rob Arias | Arts & Culture, In the Neighborhood

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 Pop/Culture critic Peter Hartlaub had Emeryville beat out San Leandro, Hayward & Fremont for the prestigious honor of being named after the Warriors power forward. After taking the Key to the City and bolting for Berkeley, Emeryville will officially be renamed “The City of Draymond”


Sorry Joseph Stickney Emery, your 120 year run has come to an end and according to extensive research, “dude never achieved a single triple-double” according to Hartlaub. The twitter poll battle was initiated on Sunday and when the dust finally settled, the results were decisive.

Joining in on the Campaign was the official city handle, the newly formed Little City Emeryville small business organization and we even enlisted Draymond’s mother:


What East Bay city should be renamed the City of Draymond?

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By Peter Hartlaub

Even his name — Draymond — sounds like an East Bay city. Try it out for yourself:

“Oakland’s great, but I’m partial to the food trucks in Draymond.”

“I hear George Lucas modeled the snow walkers after the port cranes in Draymond.”

“If Howard Terminal doesn’t work out, the A’s should consider building a stadium in East Draymond.”

So when Green once again picked up the Warriors and willed them to the 71st win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, April 9, we headed to Twitter to demand that an East Bay city must be named after the star. What happened next was beautiful …

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About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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