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A December Reuters investigative report exposed that parts of California and even some Bay Area communities have higher levels of lead exposure than those in Flint, Michigan. Cities like Emeryville with aging housing and a legacy of industry...

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Construction at the 14.5-acre Emeryville Public Market redevelopment project entered a new phase last week with the creation of the Shellmound bypass road. The road will enable the completion of undergrounding of utilities for an...

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Despite being recognized at the “Silver” level by The League of American Bicyclists, Emeryville still ranks fairly low in some key bicycle-friendly metrics. Admittedly, we have a long way to go to make our city truly “Bikable” and our...

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A U.S. magistrate Judge has refused to dismiss a civil suit filed against the City of Emeryville filed back in October of 2015 in the officer-involved shooting death of Yuvette Henderson. The City of Emeryville presented...

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The East Bay EDA (Economic Development Alliance) held its annual Innovation Awards last Thursday March 9th at Oakland’s Fox Theater. Bringing home the award for most Innovative Food category was Emeryville-based Ripple Foods who edged out...

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An Emeryville teen* was tragically shot and killed in North Oakland last night. Conflicting reports have the crime scene at either 59th or 60th between Adeline and MLK. The victim was gunned down around 8:50 p.m. according to...

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Stanford Health Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 2nd to officially announce the opening of their new Emeryville outpatient facility. Stanford signed a lease at the Wareham-owned EmeryStation Greenway building about two years ago. Their presence is expected to...

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Despite a community petition that garnered 473 signatures in a week, three years of our personal advocacy efforts and a council meeting that saw over a dozen community members come out on behalf of the...

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The first monthly Emeryville Crime Report report of 2017 saw the surge in crime continue in our city. January saw 238 total crimes reported (up from 210 in January or +13%). There were 25 Violent crimes including the first Carjacking since...

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The Emeryville PD is asking for help from members of the public who may have seen or know the whereabouts of a stolen French Bulldog. “Max” was reportedly given to a family at the Emeryville Public...

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The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) has signed a temporary license agreement to occupy the site of the former Anna Yates Elementary school. Anna Yates was folded into the ECCL when it opened...

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Actual Cafe & Victory Burger owner Sal Bednarz made the final decision to close his neighborhood establishments back in December sending a ripple of sadness across the North Oakland and Emeryville communities. Sal may have given up...

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Emeryville residents deserve a pat on the back after a recent data study by the MTC revealed we were second in the region in using transit. The data on Commuting into our city was less encouraging...

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The final monthly Emeryville Crime Report report of 2016 coincided with the busy Holiday shopping season and an influx of visitors to our shopping centers. Not surprisingly, this came with an increase in crimes reported....

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The City of Oakland Design Review Committee (DRC) reviewed a proposal for a new hotel on our border last night. “Mandela Hotel” would be built on a 1-acre vacant site near the East Bay Bridge Shopping...

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A couple comings and goings at the Emeryville Bay Street Shopping Center in the last month. Pasta Pomodoro and Aaron Brothers both abruptly closed in the wake of the holiday shopping season. Store openings include a MAC...

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The Sherwin-Williams project Planned Unit Development (PUD) was approved by council back on October 18th. After a second reading on November 1st, it was officially adopted by the city 30 days later. With this approval comes...

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Fallen Tree damages Emeryville Marina Structure

January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Heavy rainstorms were thought to be at blame for a fallen tree that damaged an Emeryville Marina structure. A Monterey Pine toppled about 3 a.m. early Sunday morning damaging the roof of a shower and laundry structure used by Emeryville liveaboards, slipholders and...

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On the day Emeryville designated itself a Sanctuary City, the city also moved to cease the tradition of performing the pledge of allegiance at council meetings and replace it with an excerpt from the 1944 folk song...

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A new group of five Emeryville City Councilmembers convened last night for the first Council meeting of 2017. Councilmembers Bauters, Medina and Patz were all officially sworn in at the December 6th Council meeting, joining newly...

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Two shot leaving Bay Street Shopping area

January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

A verbal exchange escalated into gunfire on Saturday evening about 9:27 p.m. near the Bay Street Shopping Center leaving two victims. “I heard a bunch of shots. There were so many I first thought they may...

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The Emeryville BPAC will hold a special meeting tonight in Council Chambers. On the agenda are a litany of items but first and foremost is the Powell Street intersections improvements. These intersections, known by most residents...

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The Emery Go-Round, Emeryville’s fare-less shuttle, implemented changes to its service routes last month. These service changes were initially proposed a year ago by The Emeryville Transportation Management Association (ETMA). The new routes were designed to alleviate overcrowding...

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The Alameda County Statement of Vote was recently published by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla with the certified 2016 election results. Padilla noted the turnout of registered voters statewide was 75.2 percent, the second highest figure...

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