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Who to vote for today for those that have not already voted? Well that comes down to your personal priorities. All candidates support key initiatives like bikeability and affordability, but will they make them a priority...

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Our current housing crisis is nothing new and many saw it coming. For over 2- 1/2 years, The E’ville Eye has been advocating that the city tackle this complicated issue to maintain a stable base of residents and...

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Over two years ago, while a member of the Park Avenue District Committee, I proposed transforming the dilapidated space under the 40th St./Shellmound bridge into a community asset. The idea was well-received by fellow committee members, City staff...

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I looked at Emeryville Police Officer Ron Shepherd with wide eyes and breathlessly asked, “Did he have a gun?” My shaking hands gripped a gun outfitted with a laser I had just used to shoot...

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Some of the worst things about Emeryville were on display on Monday night when the city held its Horton Bicycle Boulevard Special Meeting. Unlike the “goal-setting” workshop that was barely noticed and sparsely attended, the organizers blanketed...

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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. Participating in the series is newly appointed Emeryville Mayor Dianne...

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Two year resident Matt Davis represents the type of family that Emeryville would like to keep. A young professional who participates in civic activities with a young family on track to go to Emeryville public schools. This might never happen after...

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Four-term Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates considers himself a “Regionalist”. Regionalism is a political ideology that focuses on the interests of a particular region or group of regions. In other words, doing what’s best for the entire...

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RULE founding member Brian Donahue, brother of Councilmember Scott Donahue and The Emeryville Tattler opinion blog writer apparently took exception to small businesses requesting a non-partisan Minimum Wage Impact Study through an online petition. The riled Donahue...

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The month of April will be declared National Poetry Month in Emeryville at tonight’s April 21st City Council meeting. Emeryville’s Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky will kick things off with a special reading inside chambers. Ironically, Kobrinsky will be commuting...

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In 2009 Oakland artist Gregory Kloehn kicked off the Dumpster Home project—an exercise in making small housing structures out of large garbage containers and other illegally-dumped materials. Now, Gregory’s eye for improvised architecture has led...

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If you’ve been feeling a bit more “stressed out” these days, well now you know why. Emeryville has been named “The most stressful community in California” according to the relatively obscure website CreditDonkey.com. I can’t vouch...

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Comcast or AT&T? Expensive & Fast or Cheap & Slow? The old adage of “voting with your wallet” doesn’t really apply when you’re faced with the “choice” of Mega-corporation A or Mega-corporation B. This used to...

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Cafe’s have been called the new urban social hubs and regardless if you partake in the daily ritual, I think most will agree that “the more the merrier” (Especially if they’re not the green mermaid...

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Let’s get this out of the way. This is not an attack on renters but on policies that encourage rentals and discourage ownership. Policies that put renters at the mercy of corporations who are only...

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Sadly, an agreement between the landlord and Cafe Aquarius owner Patrick Feehan could not be reached and they will remain closed indefinitely. We held out hope that the owners would come to their senses and do what...

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The “E’ville Voices” guest blogger series was created to net a broader range of voices about our city in flux and initiate dialogue through opinion & conversation. We kick off the series with 14 year Emeryville...

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The fake documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop opened up the underground world of street art to the masses and made a star out of the mysterious Banksy. His works have become so valuable that...

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On the day proclaimed “National Dog Day” (August 26th) I thought it a good time to take inventory of our own city’s dog friendly amenities and ask the question: Is Emeryville “Dog-Friendly”? The recent KQED...

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Our Nations birthday, the America’s Cup opening ceremony, live music and delicious food set to the backdrop of the picturesque Emeryville Marina. The stage was set for a fabulous day for Emeryville residents and neighbors...

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There’s no doubt that Pixar helped put Emeryville on the map and they have a history of being generous, but have they become the “Trophy Wife” in the complicated relationship with the city? Yes, they are Beautiful,...

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Former Mayor and 6-term Council member Ken Bukowski survived an attempted armed-mugging last Saturday evening first reported by the Tattler while walking to the Watergate Condominiums (This story was not picked up on by the...

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Emeryville is in the news again for the wrong reasons. Like this recent report labeling us as having the Bay Area’s highest violent crime rate, this time we’re being outed as having the second highest...

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Realtor responds to NOBE Controversy

January 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

I first heard the term NOBE (pronounced No’ bē) a few months ago through an Emeryville news alert for this article. The recently produced video below (since removed by its creators) and accompanying website produced by local Realtors declaring the geographic area as “NOBE” ticked...

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