The city of Berkeley filed a lawsuit against Ken Sarachan, the owner of the empty lot on the corner Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street.

City files lawsuit against owner of vacant Haste Street lot

The city of Berkeley has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the vacant lot at 2501 Haste St. nearly four months after the City Council voted unanimously to foreclose on the lot’s nearly $641,000 lien. The Sept. 6 decision by the council gave property owner Kenneth Sarachan two choices:
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City woman helps clients resolve issues with intimacy

When Cheryl Cohen Greene’s daughter was 10 years old, she came home and told her mother that her friend had called Greene a prostitute. What her daughter said in response about her mother, a 67-year-old surrogate sex partner who practices in Berkeley, echoes Greene’s own attitude: “My mother is not
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Berkeley moving forward with tougher plastic bag ban

Following approval from the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night, the city of Berkeley will look into drafting a city ordinance that would expand Alameda County’s recently-passed plastic bag ban. “We want the city manager to come back (to) us with a plastic bag ordinance that would be stronger,” said Anthony
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The city filed a lawsuit last week against the owner of the vacant lot at the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue.

City files lawsuit against vacant lot owner

Nearly five months after the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to foreclose on the almost $641,000 lien for the vacant lot at 2501 Haste St., the city has filed a lawsuit against the property owner. Court documents list property owner Kenneth Sarachan defendant in the suit, which was filed with the
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Reward of $17,000 offered for information about Berkeley homicide

A reward of $17,000 is being offered to anyone who can provide information about a homicide that occurred last week in Berkeley. The city’s first homicide of 2012 took place Thursday when Kenneth Warren, a 35-year-old Hercules resident, was shot numerous times just before 6:50 p.m. and was later pronounced
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Skateboarder in ‘grave condition’ following collision with car

A car was involved in a collision with a skateboarder near the Berkeley Hills Monday evening, leaving the skateboarder in “grave condition,” according to police. The collision, which occurred near the intersection of Marin and Tulare avenues, was called in to the Berkeley Police Department at about 7:05 p.m., according
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New BART cars on track to arrive in 2014

Gritty carpets and stained fabric seats greet commuters who step inside Bay Area Rapid Transit train cars. It can be difficult to hear the conductor announce the next stop, and when the trains are crowded, difficult to discern at which station the train is arriving. But BART officials promise this
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