Plans call for a new bus lane along four blocks of Telegraph near UC Berkeley, plus a new curbless, plaza-style design for the avenue.
A ‘Moorish-Tudor fever dream’ is unveiled on Telegraph Avenue
It’s been described as a cave dwelling, a wizard’s house and a Moorish palace. A recently unveiled building to house UC Berkeley students has been a long time coming — and its unusual design is causing a stir.
Work begins (really!) at Haste, Telegraph for UC Berkeley grad student dorm
Many doubted it would ever come to pass, but construction work has started at the long-vacant lot at Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue in Southside Berkeley.
Updated ‘Enclave Dormitory’ plans get green light from Berkeley zoning board
A UC Berkeley graduate student dormitory at Telegraph and Haste got its latest approval from the zoning board Thursday, and appears — at long last — to be moving forward.
Construction on Telegraph Avenue lot, vacant for 30 years, is step closer
The owner, Ken Sarachan, has enlisted a developer and a sign announcing construction has gone up on the property at Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street.
Councilman wants property owner to build affordable units, or pay up
Councilman Worthington is pushing a Telegraph Avenue property owner to build the project he’s been promising, including affordable units, or pay more than $640,000 to the city.
How Quirky is Berkeley? Bulwinkle on Telegraph Avenue
2454 Telegraph Ave. Photo: John Storey As the old Cody’s bookstore building on the southwest corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street rises from the ashes, Ken Sarachan’s vision for the Mad Monk Anachronistic Media Center has begun to emerge. When Sarachan moved his Rasputin’s records into the space that today is Bear Basics at […]
UC Berkeley close to deal for long-empty Telegraph lot
UC Berkeley and property owner Ken Sarachan are close to a joint-venture development deal for the long-empty lot at the north-east corner of Haste and Telegraph, which means that new student housing might be in place there by August 2017. “We are in negotiations, deep negotiations,” said Robert Lalanne, UC’s Vice-Chancellor for Real Estate. Lalanne said […]
Historic house trucked across People’s Park to new home
Wooley House arrives at its new home on the corner of Dwight Way and Regent Street. Photo: Ted Friedman After decades of painstaking planning, a historic south Berkeley house was moved this weekend, trucked across People’s Park to its new home. Saturday morning at the crack of dawn, the 138-year-old John Woolley house at 2509 […]
Michael Bloomberg has now spent $370K in support of Measure D; other Berkeley election news
A still from one of two Yes on D ads paid for by Michael R. Bloomberg that ran during the World Series. (Watch it below.) A still from one of two Yes on D ads paid for by Michael R. Bloomberg that ran during the World Series. (Watch it below.) Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York […]
How Quirky is Berkeley? Mark Bulwinkle’s steel artworks
Mark Bulwinkle on Hannah Street, Oakland. Photo: John Storey For more than 40 years, Mark Bulwinkle has lived life on his own terms, doing what he wants to do every day with a unique artistic vision, a welder’s torch, and a Yankee work ethic. His art, especially his cut-steel sculptures, add a genius quirkiness to […]
2 historic Southside Berkeley homes on the move, literally
Blood House getting ready for its move. Photo: Ted Friedman A complex tripod of moving history is about to take place in South Berkeley. In a unique and probably first-ever-in-Berkeley arrangement, two historical houses, one a city designated landmark, and the other a designated structure of merit, will be hoisted and trucked to a vacant […]