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Posted inBusiness

Berkeley council picks Amoeba, Apothecarium as new cannabis dispensaries

Supporters of The Cannabis Center line up for public comment at last night’s city council meeting. Photo: Lance Knobel Supporters of The Cannabis Center line up for public comment at last night’s city council meeting. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley City Council last night approved the city’s fifth and sixth cannabis dispensaries, four months after approving the […]

Posted inBusiness

Finalists pitch for Berkeley’s fourth cannabis dispensary

Members of Berkeley’s Medical Cannabis Commission,(l to r): Michael Cooper, Stewart Jones, Karen Marie Rice, Damond Tims, Tina Ferguson and Charles Pappas, heard pitches from six dispensaries Jan. 28. Photo: Lisa Tsering By Lisa Tsering One offered expanded services to senior citizens living with chronic illness. Another pledged to provide strict round-the-clock security. Still another promised […]

Posted inCommunity

How Quirky is Berkeley? From Lucky’s to Amoeba at 2455 Telegraph Avenue

Lucky’s Store No. 18. Photo: Donogh files, BAHA archives Lucky’s Store No. 18. Photo: Donogh files, BAHA archives The quirky-looking building on the southeast corner of Telegraph and Haste, now Amoeba Music, has a colorful history that illustrates several chapters in Berkeley’s proud, independent history. The building at 2455 Telegraph started life as Lucky’s Store […]

Posted inArts

What goes around comes around: ‘Vinyl’ at OMCA

Artist Raphael Villet interviewed collectors and photographed them as part of the Oakland Museum of California’s new exhibition, Vinyl: The sound and Culture of Records. Photo: courtesy of Raphael Villet Artist Raphael Villet interviewed collectors and photographed them as part of the Oakland Museum of California’s new exhibition, Vinyl: The sound and Culture of Records. […]

Posted inFire

The Sequoia Building: At heart of Berkeley’s rich heritage

An undated view, probably from the early 1960s, shows the Sequoia with the Cinema Guild theatre marquee visible at far left, on the commercial façade. Photo: Courtesy Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association By Steven Finacom Telegraph Avenue’s Sequoia Apartments building, seriously damaged in a fire on Friday, November 18, 2011, is a stately and historic edifice […]