The E’ville Eye published its one thousandth story back in July. No, not all of them were pulitzer nominees, but I hope you’ll agree that we’ve assembled a fairly comprehensive timeline of local stories in the five plus years we’ve been taking this seriously (seven total!).
We’ve covered breaking news, profiled local businesses, public figures, investigative stories and well-researched historical pieces. We’ve published humanizing stories like the tragic deaths of local icons Tall Paul and Miss Kay to go with our routine coverage of development and local government. We’re also working to bring The Emeryville Historical Society online so please subscribe & support our efforts.
A Community Hub
We strive to make The E’ville Eye more than just a news source, but a community hub and resident advocacy platform. We’ve used our voice to advocate for resident amenities like skate parks, dog parks and further local government transparency and improved communication.
We respond to your questions, direct you to to appropriate resources and notify you of important, upcoming events through our free community calendar and newsletter.
Civic Engagement Tied to Local News Habits
Fundamentally, we believe an informed citizenry makes for a stronger, more active community. A recent study published by The Pew Research Center validated our efforts by tying local news habits to civic engagement. Bottom line: A robust and healthy local news presence makes for a more active, engaged and informed community.
Please support Local News by becoming a Member
Local, independent news publishers like The E’ville Eye have been struggling to determine a path to sustainability. The “Membership” model seems to be emerging as a solution as more readers are realizing the important role of local news and willing to support it financially.
Is the free information we strive to provide worth a few bucks a month to you and your family? If so, please consider making a recurring contribution with your PayPal or Credit Card. Commit to a recurring payment of $5/mo. or more and we’ll even throw in some of the free schwag pictured above,
Thank you for your readership & support,
— Rob & Fiona