Business/Economy

Should Big Business in Emeryville Pay Their Fair Share?

May 16, 2011
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Should Big Business in Emeryville Pay Their Fair Share?

For years, the City Council has given the city’s biggest businesses the biggest tax breaks. Residents and small business owners in town have begun to ask why. On Tuesday, the City Council will decide whether to put an initiative on the November ballot asking voters to decide whether the city’s multi-billion dollar businesses should pay what

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Emeryville: A Retrospective

May 9, 2011
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Emeryville: A Retrospective

COMMENTARY ~~ My favorite phase of the tide of change reshaping the city was the flourishing of artists’ studios and co-ops. Relatively low costs, empty buildings, and a critical mass of creative people lent the town an enviable, almost bohemian air. Peter Voulkos, the great sculptor, dined at Bucci’s, and the walls of a

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Emeryville Public Market: Youth-Led Program Doubles Compostables

May 8, 2011
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Emeryville Public Market: Youth-Led Program Doubles Compostables

The Emeryville Public Market’s food court serves close to 2,000 customers each day, with cuisine from around the globe, offered up by over 20 unique food retailers. Last year the Public Market’s property management company, TMG Partners, added a new item to the menu: a collection program for patrons’ food scraps

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Japanese Pharmeceutical Giant Moves US Headquarters to Emeryville

May 7, 2011
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Japanese Pharmeceutical Giant Moves US Headquarters to Emeryville

Santen Inc., a subsidiary of Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan, has announced that its U.S. corporate headquarters, currently located in Napa, CA, will relocate to 2100 Powell in Emeryville in early July. “In the preparation of our new strategic plan we can see that there will be substantial expansion of the organization and we could

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