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For those wondering about the mysterious space along the Emeryville Greenway with the bright green picnic benches, we finally have an answer for you. The E’ville Eye has learned that the striped asphalt lot behind...

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Students, parents and city officials gathered at the ECCL today to unveil the latest amenity to the facility. “Wallholla” is a new vertical play structure designed and manufactured in the Netherlands and is only the second installed...

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An overcast day may have deterred larger crowds from the inaugural “Day on the Bay” event hosted at our Emeryville Marina. Those that did attend were treated to a family and pet-friendly day on our gorgeous shoreline and harbors. The “small...

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Homeless services, children’s causes, conservation, the arts, animals … there are so many deserving causes to contribute to this holiday season. I can’t think of a more impactful way to donate than by contributing to a...

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The dangers of the firefighting profession make the lives of the Alameda County Fire Department like no other. They require an athleticism, stamina and trust in one another that inspire a civilian to be braver...

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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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Here we are. Five years of The E’ville Eye. After being a victim of gun violence in my neighborhood in 2010, I decided to take matters into my own hands by spotlighting crime happening in our...

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Neighbors and dog advocates turned out in force at the May 17th City Council meeting to thrust the Oakland/Emeryville dog park project into the Capital Improvement Plan priority discussion. A project that had lingered in the CIP “unfunded”...

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Active seniors happily returned to the Emeryville Senior Center after the recent completion of the city’s yearlong renovation project. The 1930s Art Deco Veterans Memorial building resumed its place as a hub for the area’s Senior community. Adult Services...

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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. This contribution is by Emeryville Commission on Aging member Winifred Arbeiter. Arbeiter is...

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Although Emeryville itself lacks its own firework show and has a zero-tolerance policy toward them, we’re fortunate enough to have a fantastic vantage point of neighboring shows every 4th of July. Shows including the neighboring Berkeley...

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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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What you’re reading is The E’ville Eye’s 500th post. To appreciate how far we’ve come, check out our first. As the story goes, after being a victim of a violent crime, I decided to channel...

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More than a hundred residents, neighbors & children attended the Saturday Alameda County Fire Station 34 Open House and BBQ. The event was held to celebrate the completion of the $1.35 million renovation and rehabilitation project that was part...

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Nearly four years ago when The E’ville Eye was in its infancy, we spotlighted the injustice of the demolition of “The Spot” DIY skatepark built by passionate local skateboarders under the MacArthur Maze. Shortly after its...

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Emeryville is an interesting town. We’ve talked about our statistically high level of crime (much fueled by our heavy retail presence) but how there is a relatively low-level of violent crime. We all know this...

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The E’ville Eye started as a community passion project and spawned from the need for better communication & connectivity in our town. Nearly four years and over 400 posts later, we’ve reached over 5,000 subscribers and surpassed...

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Love our Neighborhood Day returns this Saturday May 30th after a successful 2014 event that saw as many as 3,000 people attend the inaugural Open Streets event in North Oakland/Emeryville. A one-mile stretch of California State...

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If you happen to be driving or biking down Horton and spot a herd of goats in Emeryville of all places, you’re not seeing things. The goats have been employed to remove the vegetation while the remediated...

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In honor of the forthcoming 2015 Earth Day celebration and shoreline cleanup event, we thought it a good time to spotlight a few good things happening in the community that will hopefully make a dent...

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Some good Emeryville News from around the web to start your week off. A local Berkeley transitional house was recently awarded an Emeryville IKEA Makeover worth $10,000. The Peet’s Headquarters on Park Avenue is involved in...

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2014 was quite a year for The E’ville Eye and we want to personally thank all of our subscribers, commenters, contributors, sponsors & donators. In just our third year of existence as a hyperlocal news blog,...

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Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program, or “ECAP”, hosted its annual holiday dinner at Anna Yates Elementary for members of the community that need our help the most. Nellie Hannon, who founded and has run ECAP for 27...

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Rejoice Christie Core neighbors, a new park is coming your way! The Emeryville Planning Commission met on July 24th, to review and discuss plans for the expansion of Christie Avenue Park. The existing park is approximately 0.81 acres...

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