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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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Back in August, shortly after the birth of me and my wife’s first child, I penned a post asking for your support. Hundreds of you have responded over the past few months with donations ranging from a...

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The Top Five E’ville Eye Stories of 2016

January 1, 2017 | 3 Comments

Happy New Year E’villains! While I think most of us are glad that 2016 is behind us, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the stories that helped The E’ville Eye...

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Emeryville patrol officers responded to the sound of gunfire followed by a flood of 911 calls last night. An estimated 15 rounds were fired in what was described as an exchange between two vehicles in the Hyatt...

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The Emeryville Crime Report for November includes 193 total crimes reported (down from 210 in October or -19%). Much of the decline was in Violent Crime led by a sharp drop in Robberies. Property Crimes remained mostly flat with an exception of...

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I’ve heard many stories from decades past when Emeryville was vast warehouse spaces for artists, musicians and underground music events. The Emeryville Warehouse Lofts, where I now live with my family, was one of these spaces and hosted bands...

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A sad day for North Oakland and the surrounding area as Actual Cafe announced its closure after seven years in business. “You are the reason that we were able to do what we’ve done in the last...

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Bay Area Bike Share (now called “Ford GoBikes” as part of a corporate sponsorship) announced it will add 66 additional East Bay stations including five more in Emeryville. The expansion plans unveiled yesterday by the MTC bring...

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Emeryville-headquartered Peet’s Coffee & Tea announced it will be expanding East by opening a roastery in Suffolk, Virginia. The Emeryville location was once home to Peet’s roastery but moved manufacturing to Alameda in 2007. Aspiring developers...

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Wareham Development’s EmeryStation West & Heritage Square projects are off and running after receiving their building and grading permits earlier this year. The under-construction office tower and parking garage projects near the Emeryville Amtrak station will be part...

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