Faced with a student housing crisis in the middle of a general housing crisis, Cal is jumping on public-private partnerships with local developers.
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 […]
The bestselling author James Patterson has given a $7,000 grant to Moe’s Bookstore on Telegraph Avenue, part of his pledge to donate $1 million to support independent bookstores. Patterson is on a mission to increase childhood literacy and to help kids find books that will make them love reading. He created the grant program to […]