The fire that broke out on Nov. 18 gutted the building on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue.

Berkeley landlord not required to financially support displaced tenants

Despite tenant complaints of landlord neglect at last Monday night’s Rent Stabilization Board meeting, the city of Berkeley is not currently requiring the landlord of the apartment building at 2441 Haste St. to financially assist those displaced by the Nov. 18 fire. Some tenants — many of whom expressed difficulty
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Andronico's Community Markets location on Telegraph Avenue set to close.

Andronico’s on Telegraph to shut its doors

After declaring bankruptcy earlier this year, the Andronico’s Community Market’s branch on Telegraph Avenue will be shutting its doors, the company announced Friday. The decision comes just a few weeks after the closure of the chain’s University Avenue location and about a month after the grocery chain was purchased by Renwood
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Berkeley’s unemployment rate drops to 9.6 percent, lowest this year

The city of Berkeley’s unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent in October, the lowest it has been this year, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the California Employment Development Department. Berkeley’s labor force was 58,000 in October, of which 5,600 were unemployed, according to the department. October’s rate of
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Raleigh's and Cafe Intermezzo, both Berkeley favorites, are closed as a result of the fire.

Raleigh’s, Cafe Intermezzo destroyed by fire

On Telegraph Avenue between Haste Street and Channing Way, a row of traffic barricades and a sidewalk dusted with ash mark the site of two popular restaurants destroyed by a building fire that broke out this weekend. Cafe Intermezzo and Raleigh’s Bar and Grill, the two eateries occupying the sidewalk
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Current City Manager Christine Daniel will be moving to a job in Oakland in July.

Berkeley City Council appoints Christine Daniel as interim city manager

Berkeley City Council confirmed the appointment of Christine Daniel as interim city manager and approved the terms of her six-month employment contract at a special session Tuesday. In September, current City Manager Phil Kamlarz announced his plan to retire after 36 years of service to the city of Berkeley and eight years
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Many BART seats show signs of wear and tear.

BART board approves funding for new vinyl seats

A portion of the wool seats in BART cars — many of which are stained, ugly and smell unpleasant — will be replaced with more sanitary and aesthetically pleasing cushioned vinyl seats in the upcoming months. As part of ongoing interior upgrades, the BART Board of Directors voted Thursday to
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