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Hostages Held Overnight in Botched Office Depot Robbery

September 10, 2011
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Hostages Held Overnight in Botched Office Depot Robbery

Officers surround an office depot store in Emeryville after reports of a gunman inside. (CBS) OAKLAND (CBS 5) – A suspect who held hostages overnight at an Emeryville office supply store in a botched attempt to rob the store was taken into custody Saturday morning, an Oakland police officer said. After police reviewed surveillance video from the

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Shirley Enomoto Quits Measure J Oversight Committee

September 8, 2011
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Shirley Enomoto Quits Measure J Oversight Committee

  Artist's rendering of new Emeryville Center for Community Life Enomoto Questions Committee’s Role and Responsibility for Future Emeryville Center for Community Life (ECCL) Long-time Emeryville resident Shirley Enomoto said she had complained for months that the Measure J Citizen Oversight Committee (COC) lacked a clearly defined role and appeared to have little or no power, or

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City Council Meeting Sept. 6: Sherwin Williams’ Request for Extended Work Hours

September 1, 2011
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City Council Meeting Sept. 6: Sherwin Williams’ Request for Extended Work Hours

The Emeryville City Council will consider Sherwin Williams’ request to extend its work hours at the Horton and 45th streets clean-up site to include A 12-foot-high wall from just north of 45th Street to the Novartis parking lot, contains the clean-up operation, shielding it from public view. Sherwin Williams had solicited the community for Haiku celebrating

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Is It Safe?

August 27, 2011
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Is It Safe?

Sherwin Williams asks for extended work hours (evenings, Saturdays), while refusing repeated requests for testing Bulldozers generating dust during clean-up of Sherwin Williams property Sherwin Williams has spent the past 45 days cleaning up the mess it made during its heyday dacades ago, when it was busy “covering the world.” And it’s quite a mess. More than

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Emeryville City Council Race: Here’s Who’s Running

August 17, 2011
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Emeryville City Council Race: Here’s Who’s Running

It’s official. Here are the candidates running for three City Council seats in November. Election Day is Nov. 8. Don’t forget to vote! More information on each candidate will be coming soon in The Secret News.         (From left: Jacqueline Asher, incumbents Nora Davis, Ken Bukowski, and Ruth Atkin, and Michael Webber). (Click on the photos, or the

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Berkeley, Emeryville pull out stops for lab campus

August 10, 2011
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by Doug Oakley Contra Costa Times August 9, 2011 Berkeley and Emeryville officials wooed representatives from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on Monday, in hopes the institution will choose their cities to build a second campus for 800 scientists. The meeting in Emeryville was the last of six held over the past three weeks that included Oakland, Richmond and Albany

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Richard Misrach: A focus on the after-story

August 6, 2011
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Richard Misrach: A focus on the after-story

Reprinted from Richard Misrach: A focus on the after-story August 1, 2011 1:00 pm by Tracey Taylor Richard Misrach in his Emeryville studio where he has worked since 1976. Photo: Tracey Taylor  Richard Misrach is nothing if not patient. When, in 1997, the renowned photographer moved into a home in the Berkeley hills and decided to capture his new

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More Than 100 People Attend Vigil for Slain Emeryville Student

August 6, 2011
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More than 100 students and faculty attended a vigil at Emeryville Secondary School Monday night for slain 16-year-old student Najon Jackson, according to Emery Unified School District Superintendent Debbra Lindo.

Jackson, who would have been a junior at the school this fall, was killed in a shooting in the 9300 block of Sunnyside Street in East Oakland at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, according to Oakland police. They say they do not yet know the motive for the slaying.

Jackson’s family members, who also participated in the vigil, asked the news media to respect their privacy and not attend, Lindo said.

School board president Miguel Dwin said the fact that so many students attended the hastily organized vigil at a time when school is not in session shows how popular Jackson was.

“He was a cheery, bubbly kind of kid, and everyone liked him,” Dwin said.

Lindo said she did not personally know Jackson because she has only been in her new post for three weeks but said she’s been told that “he was a bright student who had a promising future ahead of him.”

Lindo said Jackson was interested in engineering, liked sports and was planning to try out for the varsity football team this fall.

She said most students knew Jackson because he had been attending Emeryville schools since kindergarten even though he lived in Oakland, as he was an inter-district transfer student.

“Our hearts go out to his family, and our students are really affected by this,” Lindo said.

She said counselors and psychologists were on hand at the school tonight to provide “social and emotional support” to students who are coping with Jackson’s death.

The school “is a place where students can gather and be with caring adults during this difficult time,” Lindo said.

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In Contest For Berkeley Lab Campus, It’s Not the Lab That Counts

August 5, 2011
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Emeryville Councilwoman Ruth Atkin Relents, City Attorney Ballot Initiative to Go Forward

July 28, 2011
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Emeryville Councilwoman Ruth Atkin Relents, City Attorney Ballot Initiative to Go Forward

(Reprinted from the Emeryville Tattler) by Brian Donahue Nora Davis and Kurt Brinkman holdout to the end Barraged with calls and e-mails from constituents, councilwoman Ruth Atkin finally relented today and agreed to permit a November ballot initiative to eliminate the position of Emeryville City Attorney to move forward.  Ms. Atkin’s change of heart marked the

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