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City Council’s Discounted Loan to Developer Called Illegal

July 8, 2013
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City Council’s Discounted Loan to Developer Called Illegal

Oversight Board Attorney Paula Crow It is illegal for the City Council to allow Bay Street Mall developer Madison Marquette to pay back just $12 million on an $18 million dollar loan, according to the attorney for Emeryville’s Oversight Board. The county-level board is charged with monitoring the city’s transition after the elimination of state redevelopment

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Letter (& photos) to the Editor: The Degreening of Temescal Creek Park

May 15, 2013
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Letter (& photos) to the Editor: The Degreening of Temescal Creek Park

Dear Editor: Makes me heartsick to see it.  All that open, green space gone for a smattering of ugly toys on top of pavement and rubber. I find it hard to believe that people with children require the destruction of a beautiful mixed use park for this unimaginative and narrow development. Trisha Ristango (To comment or to read

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The (Emeryville) Ship’s Afloat

May 13, 2013
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I’ve been studying the city of Emeryville’s Comprehensive Annual Report covering the year ending June 30, 2012.  Not an easy read at 206 pages, but it gives a useful picture of how we are doing as a financial entity.  My general impression is that the ship is afloat and riding fairly high in the water,

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Hundreds of Cyclists Made Magic Last Night

May 11, 2013
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Hundreds of Cyclists Made Magic Last Night

  Photo: Fun Cheap SF Last night after 10 PM, while I was fading out via Netflix, unusual sounds from outdoors raised my awareness beyond the flickering screen. I heard many people and music, whooping and joy yelling. I thought

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Letter(s) to the Editor: The Degreening of Temescal Creek Park

May 9, 2013
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Letter(s) to the Editor: The Degreening of Temescal Creek Park

  (RE Oct. 16, 2012 Letter to the Editor from Eric Gascoyne: Cut Spending, Save the Trees at Temescal Creek Park) To the Editor: Thanks (to Eric Gascoyne) for writing his letter. I went to the City Council meeting and spoke on behalf of the trees and the hawks. I’m glad we have saved

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Crimewatch: Robbery Near W. Oakland BART

May 8, 2013
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Crimewatch: Robbery Near W. Oakland BART

This was recently posted on Nextdoor Emeryville, a local social networking site. The incident occurred about a week ago. “K and I were riding our bikes along Mandela from WO BART a bit after 7:00 this evening, more or less side-by-side in the bike lane with me on the traffic side. Just before 14th Ave. there were

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Children Matter: New Family Resource Center, and What’s New at Emeryville Child Development Center

May 2, 2013
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Children Matter: New Family Resource Center, and What’s New at Emeryville Child Development Center

New Family Resource and Wellness Center! Several years ago, John Sugiyama, interim superintendent of Emery Unified School District, put together a small working group to look at services in Emeryville for children birth to 5 and their families.  There were many gaps in services and families looked to Berkeley and

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An Emeryville Retrospective: Sneaking into an Oaks Game in 1949

April 29, 2013
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An Emeryville Retrospective: Sneaking into an Oaks Game in 1949

I was thinking the other day about my first time in Emeryville, not driving past the city but putting feet on the ground in it.  The attraction was an Oakland Oaks ball game against the San Diego Padres in the summer of 1949, an encounter between two Pacific Coast League teams in the era before

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Check Out Documentary “Girl Rising” at Emery Bay

April 28, 2013
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Let’s go to the movies! Girl Rising:  Stories of 9 young girls from developing countries overcoming great obstacles to obtain an education and change their fates. Now playing at UA Emery Bay Stadium 10, 6330 Christie Avenue, Emeryville. If you enjoy films or documentaries without car chases, explosions, or Dolby sound so loud

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‘Residents United for a Livable Emeryville’ Thanks Local Businesses for Support!

April 27, 2013
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‘Residents United for a Livable Emeryville’ Thanks Local Businesses for Support!

Residents United for a Livable Emeryville (RULE) wishes to thank and acknowledge our local businesses and professionals who so generously donated their goods and services for our first annual free raffle at Emeryville’s 2013 Earth Day last Saturday (April 20). Dr. Parissa Peymani, Emeryville Chiropractic, 5858  Horton St., Ste. 155, Emeryville Eric Pascuale,  Cafe

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