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January 28, 2010
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DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO By Liz Altieri Be prepared to reach into your wallets so your city employees don’t have to. The City of Emeryville ’s Finance Committee (Nora Davis, Chair; Jennifer West, Member) is currently contemplating “revenue enhancements” to recommend to the full City Council. This is

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Woodfin Doesn’t Want to Pay Its Workers, OR Its Lawyers

January 21, 2010
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Woodfin Doesn’t Want to Pay Its Workers, OR Its Lawyers

After Losing Court Battle to Deny Workers $200,000 in Back Wages, Woodfin Demands Emeryville Taxpayers Foot Its $500,000 Legal Bill by Secret News staff The Woodfin Suites Hotel in Emeryville filed a brief in Alameda County Superior Court demanding that Emeryville taxpayers pay the hotel about $500,000 in legal fees. The brief comes about one month

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KALW Reports on Residents’ Concerns About Emeryville Development

January 18, 2010
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Residents

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January 17, 2010
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Emeryville’s Inner Wild West By Zoe Corneli on Wednesday, Jan 13, 3:26pm My piece in today’s Crosscurrents talks about the present-day residents of Emeryville trying to edge in on the symbiotic relationship between the city and commercial developers. What the story doesn’t talk about is this little town’s history of brazen iniquity. Read full story

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Emeryville Council Member Jennifer West Promotes Transparency, Resident Participation

December 23, 2009
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Emeryville Council Member Jennifer West Promotes Transparency, Resident Participation

West Talks About Bike Safety, More Affordable Housing, Quality Child Care, and Increased Community Involvement in First Message to Residents Dear Emeryville neighbors, This is my first letter to you as a member of the City Council. I am honored to be serving you in this capacity, and look forward to the hard work ahead, as

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Victory for Woodfin Hotel Workers: Judge Says the Woodfin Must Pay

December 18, 2009
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Victory for Woodfin Hotel Workers: Judge Says the Woodfin Must Pay

Judge Orders Woodfin to Pay $200,000 in Back Wages An Alameda County judge has ordered Woodfin Suites Hotel in Emeryville to pay $200,000 in back wages as part of a protracted legal battle over the city’s living-wage ordinance. On Monday, Superior Court Judge Steven Brick, upholding decisions made by the Emeryville City Council, ruled that the hotel

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Emeryville Councilman Ken Bukowski "Weds"

December 4, 2009
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Emeryville Councilman Ken Bukowski "Weds"

In What Appears to be Ploy to Keep SF Rent-Controlled Apartment,Bukowski, 57, Enters Into Domestic Partnershipby Tracy Schroth Emeryville City Councilman Ken Bukowski and boyfriend Michael Grimes registered as domestic partners in San Francisco Nov. 20. The two tied the knot less than two weeks after the landlord of the San Francisco building where Bukowski has

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Native Americans Protest Bay Street Mall Built on Sacred Burial Ground

December 2, 2009
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Native Americans Protest Bay Street Mall Built on Sacred Burial Ground

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December 1, 2009
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Native Americans and other protesters gathered at the Bay Street Mall last Friday (aka Black Friday) to urge shoppers to boycott the mall, which is built on the site of the largest Indian burial ground on the West Coast. This fact — the source of much consternation for Bay

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City Transportation Committee Votes "No" to Keeping Horton Street Safe for Bicyclists

November 26, 2009
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by Brian Donahue and Marc Albert Bicyclists pedaling along Emeryville’s only designated north-south Bicycle Boulevard beware. The city’s Transportation Committee voted last Tuesday to strip bicycle lanes from a portion of Horton Street in order to accommodate more cars. The vote by the Transportation Committee,

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