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No Deal for Madison Marquette

September 12, 2012
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No Deal for Madison Marquette

Not in City’s Best Interest to Rush Sale; MM’s Exclusive Right to Develop Land Near Bay St Mall Expires Sept. 30 In a closed session last week, the Emeryville City Council decided not to sell the four acres north of Bay Street Mall to developer Madison Marquette (MM), concluding it was “not in the city’s best interest”

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Seeing the Trees for the Forest

July 17, 2012
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Seeing the Trees for the Forest

If developers have their way, no tree that falls in Emeryville will ever make a sound. Those trees will go away quietly or accidentally or inadvertently, and, in many cases, illegally. But you can bet that if trees impede a developer’s cheaper, faster way to build a strip mall or condo high rise with faux

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Buy Local: Arizmendi Celebrates 9 Years with Community Appreciation Month

July 10, 2012
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Buy Local: Arizmendi Celebrates 9 Years with Community Appreciation Month

A message from Arizmendi: This month, we’re celebrating our 9th anniversary of being a small local-serving business in Emeryville. For almost a decade, Arizmendi has prided itself in staying true to its mission of being a just and democratic workplace that provides an invaluable service to our surrounding community.   We’ve strived

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Emeryville’s 2012 “Dinner and a Show” Summer Performance Series

July 2, 2012
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Emeryville’s 2012 “Dinner and a Show” Summer Performance Series

A message from Emeryville City Hall: Food and Drink and Music/Movies?  Yes Please! Join in the fun as Emeryville residents and employers come out this summer to enjoy great live music, hot food, and cold drinks!  This year’s performance series features an Emeryville mobile food truck serving up delicious food/drink to accompany live

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Thank You All for Coming …

June 29, 2012
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Thank You All for Coming …

Emeryville parents and residents have done a lot to try and convince the Emeryville School District Board of Trustees to save Anna Yates Elementary School. For several years, dissenters have publicly and privately raised their objections to the Board’s plan to combine grades K-12 on one campus and close Anna Yates. A letter signed by

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Doyle Street Cohousing Celebrates 20 Years!

June 19, 2012
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School District Long Ignored Residents Concern Over Anna Yates Closing, Some Say

June 17, 2012
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Comments from Our Readers The Secret News periodically features readers’ comments that might otherwise get overlooked. Some were among many comments on a particular story or were made well after the story was first posted. We believe these comments are worthy of our readers’ attention and hope they spark still more comments and conversation. RE: Teachers Blast

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Emeryville Teachers Blast Superintendent Debbra Lindo; Vote “No Confidence”

June 11, 2012
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Emeryville Teachers Blast Superintendent Debbra Lindo; Vote “No Confidence”

  Emeryville School Superintendent Debbra Lindo Teachers cite “unprecedented all-time low in staff morale” created by Superintendent Lindo, “leaving teachers feeling unwanted, devalued, and disrespected …” Teachers with

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More Citizens Voice Opposition to Closing of Anna Yates

June 9, 2012
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More Citizens Voice Opposition to Closing of Anna Yates

More than 50 people sign Change.org petition to save Anna Yates Elementary School; Seek more information about school operating and construction costs The number of signatures is growing on a Change. org petition opposing the School Board’s plan to eventually close Anna Yates and combine both elementary and high school students on the campus

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18-year-old Emeryville woman found slain remembered as ‘amazing activist’; boyfriend being sought in connection with her death

June 7, 2012
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18-year-old Emeryville woman found slain remembered as ‘amazing activist’; boyfriend being sought in connection with her death

(Reprinted from Oakland Tribune/Inside Bay Area By Kristin J. Bender and Anna Gallegos, Oakland Tribune Posted:   06/06/2012 11:26:03 AM PDT DeAngelo Eagleton of Emeryville is wanted in connection with the death of his girlfriend Taranda EMERYVILLE — Taranda Monique Jones dreamed of becoming a cosmetologist, and with three sisters she practiced her hair styling and makeup techniques regularly. But at

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