Talk:Emeryville, California

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Comment[edit]

I found some interesting information about the Emeryville Shellmound on the Olympia Oyster page. I am, unfortunately, not skilled enough to integrate it into this page, so this is just my little pointer. MDCore 17:58, 25 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip, that page is now pointed to by a new ==See also== section. Leonard G. 06:15, 11 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Picture request[edit]

Need pictures of the Emeryville Mudflat art. Can you contribute (these will be old - 1960, 70, 80) -- Leonard G. 04:24, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Some of this stuff is still up. I can go take pictures of it as I live in Emeryville. - Zepheus (ツィフィアス) 06:50, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Also, that main image is basically impossible to see. I want to see if I can get a better one of Emeryville. - Zepheus (ツィフィアス) 16:35, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

I concur that photo is terrible. It looks like a vidcap from a home video shot as one was flying out of SFO or something. We definitely need a better photo of the skyline, though I have no idea where you can get one. Taking a photo from Treasure Island in the afternoon facing towards Emeryville might work. --Coolcaesar 16:57, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm trying to think about places to get the shot from. There are those tall apartments that are in the city that might give a nice shot. Or maybe I should get my helicopter out of storage and go for a spin. Wouldn't that be sweet? - Zepheus (ツィフィアス) 17:20, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

I just removed the main image because of its poor quality. I'd rather have no main image that a poor one. There are at least other pictures on the page to make up for this one missing. - Zepheus (ツィフィアス) 20:20, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Possible Historical Subject[edit]

Does anybody remember anything about the past Emeryville Police Chief that drove around in a Delorean DMC-12? He would 'facilitate' doing business in Emeryville. This was when the Townhouse Restaurant was a country-western bar. The Chief would hold court in one of the back booths.

As I remember it, he disappeared without a trace.

This would make a good history story. Something that the present Emeryville promoters may not be keen on seeing in print.

It was big news in the early 1980's.

--DJay 21:56, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

I added a section about E-ville's "colorful past" before I read your comments. You can bet your sweet ass that those booster and C-of-C types will positively hate any such stuff here. Tough shit.
My take: Emeryville of old was all about whoring, as it is today. Only difference is that yesterday's was a good-hearted hooker, while today's is a money-grubbing, dot-comming, blood-sucking yuppie scum real estate developer. You know the type.
I honestly don't know much more about that "colorful past" but would like to; will stay tuned here. ==ILike2BeAnonymous 06:45, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

History section[edit]

The History section needs cleaning. It seems to jump forward and backward through time a bit, needs subheadings as it's getting quite long, and needs references. It has some external links embedded which could be turned into citeweb references. - Zepheus <ツィフィアス> 21:35, 25 January 2007 (UTC)