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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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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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E-Ville School Superintendent Says No Room on June 11 Meeting Agenda to Discuss Anna Yates

June 6, 2012
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E-Ville School Superintendent Says No Room on June 11 Meeting Agenda to Discuss Anna Yates

Emeryville School Superintendent Debbra Lindo Emeryville’s School Superintendent told residents concerned about the planned closing of Anna Yates that there is no time to discuss the issue at the June 11 School Board meeting. In an email to Brian Carver and other residents opposed to the eventual move of Anna Yates students to a new campus,  Superintendent

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Citizens Lobby to Save Anna Yates, Say They’re Frustrated by School Officials’ Silence

June 5, 2012
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Citizens Lobby to Save Anna Yates, Say They’re Frustrated by School Officials’ Silence

Anna Yates Elementary School, 43rd and Adeline, Emeryville. Photo and artwork by Vickie Jo Sowell Emeryville citizens upset over the planned closing of Anna Yates Elementary School say their repeated attempts to engage school district officials have fallen on deaf ears. The group of citizens has received no response to its May 23 request to be placed

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Children Matter: Much Needed Improvements Coming to Emeryville Child Development Center

June 3, 2012
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Children Matter: Much Needed Improvements Coming to Emeryville Child Development Center

Photo by Anissa Thompson For nearly two years, an advisory committee has been working with the city to develop and strengthen the program of the Emeryville Child Development Center (ECDC). A consultancy group skilled in early education was recently hired to assess the Center’s work, and the results (available on ECDC website) showed need for

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Emeryville and Oakland Celebrate Bike-to-Work Day!

May 10, 2012
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Emeryville and Oakland Celebrate Bike-to-Work Day!

At the bike station at 40th and San Pablo in Emeryville are (from left) Ryan Stahlman and Svante Rodegard, members of Emeryville's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), and Joe Melancon, an employee of the city's Recreation Department. Bike-to-Work

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The City’s Financial Future

May 8, 2012
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The City’s Financial Future

Emeryville City Hall Emeryville’s Financial Advisory Committee met on April 23 and tackled a draft of the city’s proposed budget for the next two years.  The 245-page document is a rough map of how the city will earn its living and pay its bills. It starts a budget process we citizens should watch carefully, and it

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