About Us

May 10, 2011



THE SECRET NEWS reflects a better vision for Emeryville, one that addresses the needs and desires of the people who live and work here.

Citizens are demanding better schools, quality housing and jobs, more parks, and neighborhoods safe from excessive traffic, crime, pollution, and noise.

The goal of THE SECRET NEWS is to promote intelligent, meaningful discussion about how to make our city better, providing a voice to residents often ignored by the people in power — and to hold that power to account.



We stole it from George Carlin:

The Secret News
by George Carlin

Good Evening ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the secret news.


Here’s the secret news:

All people are afraid.
No one knows what they’re doing.
Everything is getting worse.
Some people deserve to die.
Your money is worthless.
No one is properly dressed.
At least one of your children will disappoint you.
The system is rigged.

Your house will never be completely clean.
All teachers are incompetent.
There are people who really dislike you.
Nothing is as good as it seems.
Things don’t last.
No one is paying attention.

The country is dying.

God doesn’t care.


One Response to About Us

  1. Frances Carty on January 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    All of Emeryville should be Beautiful!!
    The Industrial Light fixtures installed in the old historic neighborhoods must be changed for LED street lamps. . Our disregarded neighborhood communities must be preserved and improved.
    Are you a property Owner? Do you want your property value to double? Or forever stay at the bottom of the real estate market?
    Do you want Your neighborhood to be beautiful, lovely and safer? Or do you want to live in what will forever be the ugly, bad, dangerous part of the city? Back to the”The Hood”?
    That is what will happen if these ugly glaring Industrial light fixtures stay. These lights are the same as the ones on the San Mateo Bridge, They do not belong on our residential neighborhood streets. Look Around. These fixtures are not being installed in new city development projects. These fixtures are blindingly bright but create many more dark pockets. LED street lamps are safer and will beautify our neighborhoods. The city has not funded even minor improvements and repairs in our neighborhoods. Our tax revenues are not improving our neighborhoods. 2.5 million dollars were given to a developer of a future office building. Funding must be diverted to improve our neighborhood communities.
    Tell the Mayor jwest@emeryville.org or call the City Council at (510)596-4376
    ” All of Emeryville should be beautiful. You do not want this freeway lighting in your historic neighborhood. You want your neighborhood improved with LED street Lamps like the rest of Emeryville” Funding must be diverted from other projects now!”

    Please Help , Ask your community for support. Get the word out, Email, call ,use the media. Get all your friends, family and neighbors to complain individually. All residents, residential and commercial property owners may complain. Each complaint counts. Make that complaint today.
    Let’s make all of Emeryville Beautiful and improve the Quality of our lives. Thank You – Frances Carty- Emeryville resident and property owner francescarty@sbcglobal.net

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