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Posted inBusiness

Berkeley council picks Amoeba, Apothecarium as new cannabis dispensaries

Berkeley City Council last night approved the city’s fifth and sixth cannabis dispensaries, four months after approving the fourth. A long night of public comment and testimony was followed by a relatively brief discussion by councilmembers before selecting Berkeley Compassionate Care Collective (BC3), 2465 Telegraph Ave. (led by the owners of Amoeba Music), and The Apothecarium, […]

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Finalists pitch for Berkeley’s fourth cannabis dispensary

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 free yoga and group therapy. The competition is down to the wire for six medical marijuana dispensary owners vying for a chance to become Berkeley’s latest medical cannabis destination. The city, which […]

Posted inBusiness

11 groups vie to open Berkeley’s 4th cannabis dispensary

The owner of Amoeba Music, former managers of the largest cannabis dispensary in Oakland, a current Berkeley medical cannabis commissioner, and a group that has filed numerous lawsuits against the city, have all applied to open the fourth dispensary in Berkeley. Most of the 11 applicants want to locate their dispensaries along Berkeley’s main arterials, […]

Posted inCommunity

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

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 No. 18. It served the south campus neighborhood for several decades. In February 1964, the campus chapter of […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

RESOURCES ROUNDTABLE California has been quite dry this year — but Friday’s roundtable on the drought will be anything but. The Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative is hosting its annual day of panel discussions and lectures on April 18. This year’s Resources Roundtable is titled “California’s Drought: Challenges and Opportunities.” Speakers — including several UC Berkeley […]

Posted inFire

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

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 that helped define the character of Telegraph Avenue in both the early 20th century and in the 1960s. Constructed in 1916, the 96-year-old, 39-apartment, building was part of an early 20th […]