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Community Voices

There’s an area that many of us drive through regularly. An area strewn with needles, human waste, piles of festering trash and shattered glass from rampant auto burglaries. It’s not Oakland though, it’s the Southeast...

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Long distance Amtrak service may be cut from the Emeryville station if the Trump administration has its way. The White House has proposed cutting about half of the agency’s budget this coming fiscal year. Such a deep...

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Probably one of the toughest jobs in Emeryville is being the Emery Unified School District Superintendent. Emeryville schools face a complicated dynamic and history, and there’s no denying that the EUSD faces significant challenges. The Superintendent...

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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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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 Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) member Krisna...

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I’ve often complained about the lack of news coverage that Emeryville receives. Well, Australia at least has taken note of our unique little city. GovNews.com sat down with Emeryville’s Community Development Director Charles Bryant for what is described...

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Charlandra Rachal, who goes by “Char”, is one of the few people I’ve met from Emeryville. Char was born here, came up through the Emeryville school district, in fact, her young son Khalil is a third generation Emeryville...

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We recently had the pleasure of talking with Amber Evans, our City’s Economic and Community Development Coordinator. On a sunny afternoon in city hall, we chatted about the Arts in Public Places Program’s past, present, and future....

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The proposed Sherwin-Williams development will be the biggest residential project within Emeryville for the foreseeable future. It will have enormous impacts on not only the Park Avenue District neighborhood, but the entire region. Neighbors have expressed concerns ranging...

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If there’s anyone I model The E’ville Eye after in the local online news space, It’s Berkeleyside.com. Berkeleyside is an independently owned, online news website founded in 2009 by veteran journalists Lance Knobel, Tracey Taylor and Frances...

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Jerry Lee Carniglia, a 35-year resident of Emeryville, succumbed to prostate cancer last June 7th, 2015. A prolific artist, Carniglia was a fixture of Emeryville’s Park Avenue District where he had his studio and could often...

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When it was announced that two-year Emeryville City Manager Sabrina Landreth was recruited back to Oakland by Mayor Libby Schaaf, it kicked off a national search for her replacement. In June it was announced that Carolyn Lehr...

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Our “E’ville Voices” guest blogger series was created to net a broader range of voices about our city in flux and initiate dialogue through opinions, conversation and storytelling. Joining our guest blogger series is 19-year old,...

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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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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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Finding an Emeryville low-wage worker who also happens to live in Emeryville was no easy task. Unless you won the affordable housing lottery or are great friends with your landlord (or still living with your parents),...

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In our attempt to cover as many perspectives of the $14.42/hr. living wage discussion as possible, we’ve reached out to a variety of stakeholders including the small businesses themselves who will be most directly impacted by...

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The City of Emeryville’s Council-initiated, $14.42 minimum wage ordinance would be the highest in the nation and a 60% overnight hike for most businesses. The E’ville Eye wanted to provide a forum for small business owners and...

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In light of recent discussions regarding a $14.42 livable wage ordinance in our city that would be the highest in the nation, The E’ville Eye wanted to provide a forum for small business owners and...

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In light of recent discussions regarding a $14.42 livable wage ordinance in our city that would be the highest in the nation, The E’ville Eye wanted to provide a forum for small business owners and...

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Nora Davis, the six-term, 27 year Emeryville Councilperson and six-time Mayor has presided over a very transitional era of our town. In this exclusive interview, Davis reflects on how she got pulled into Emeryville politics, wins, losses...

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Our “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. Joining our guest blogger series is Park Avenue...

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In our attempt to cover as much of Emeryville as possible, we’ve cast a net over our entire city. One important perspective that’s been elusive to our audience thus far is that of Emeryville’s senior...

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Our “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. Joining our guest blogger series is Planning Commissioner...

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