The E’ville Year in Review: Top five posts of 2014. Help sustain hyperlocal news.

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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, we saw The E’ville Eye become Emeryville’s #1 news site (according to Google Search rankings) and saw traffic nearly triple from 2013. We were also honored as the East Bay’s Best Neighborhood Blog by East Bay Express.

Pacific Landscape Gallery, Webpass, Farley’s, Rotten City Pizza & All East Bay Properties have all stepped forward to align with residents by becoming sustaining sponsors (with a few more in the works). We’ve had contributors come & go (we’ll miss you Brenda!) but other engaged residents have stepped forward to share their opinions and perspectives. I look forward to helping further facilitate the dialogue our little city needs in 2015.

It’s always been the goal of this news site to represent as much of Emeryville as possible and use our collective voice to advocate for residents. City Hall is taking notice and they realize our readers represent the true voice of our city. We’ve lobbied the city to enter into contract with SeeClickFix to help better facilitate neighborhood issues and have gotten the city to include the Halleck-Beach Dog Park we proposed amongst its list of Capital Improvement Projects (more on that later). We have big plans for The E’ville Eye this year and we feel we’re just getting started … but we need your help.

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Thank You,
Rob Arias (Founder/Editor)



Among the 137 posts from this year, these were your favorites based on total pageviews:

#5: Public Market looking to Subtract Theater, Add Grocery Store as part of massive overhaul

December 2013
The Emeryville Public Market has undergone quite a reinvention over the last few years. A quick recap: Then owners TMG Partners performed a four million dollar facelift including outdoor Exploratorium exhibits and added new food & retail anchors…
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#4: Emeryville Political Analysis: Questions that will determine the outcome of Tuesday’s Election

October 2014
Emeryville will be faced with an important decision on Tuesday and many have observed that this election may represent a paradigm shift in city politics: a shift to a progressive majority in our City Council for…
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#3: OP-ED: West Oakland Specific Plan dividing Oakland, impacting E’ville

August 2014
As someone who’s commuted down Mandela Parkway to Downtown Oakland via car & bike for over a decade and in fact lives one block from West Oakland, I can’t help but think “Oakland deserves better”….
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#2: Emeryville Artist Joe Karr charged with Murdering Girlfriend on Halloween

November 2014
Emeryville metal fabrication studio operator Joe Karr has been charged with murdering 43 year-old Southwest flight attendant Kelly Turner whom he was dating. The two were traveling together in Austin to meet Turner’s parents when…

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#1: Public Market’s Emery Bay theater goes dim forever

April 2014
For years it was one of E’ville’s “best kept secrets” to those that wanted to avoid navigating the crowds, paid parking and the overall frenzy of AMC Bay Street. Perhaps it was too much of…

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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.

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