Off the Grid coming to Telegraph Avenue

Popular street food trucks to set up at intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street starting Thursday, July 12.

The popular street food vending organization Off the Grid is set to open near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street.
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Clean-up of the vacant lot on the corner of Telegraph and Haste took place last September.

As legal proceedings begin, progress remains stalled for vacant lot

Development at the vacant lot at 2501 Haste Street along Telegraph Avenue remains stalled, despite Friday’s court hearing between the city of Berkeley and the lot’s owner. Last September, the city decided to foreclose on the lot’s $641,000 lien, claiming owner Kenneth Sarachan did not submit a complete permit application
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Amoeba Art Show

Amoeba Music’s fifth annual art show disappoints

There is probably no name more closely associated with buying music in the Bay Area than Amoeba. In 1990, they opened their doors here in Berkeley on Telegraph Avenue and since then, the brand has expanded to two more branches in Los Angeles and San Francisco — supplying California with
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This Week in Arts

Our lead critics bring you the latest and greatest in Bay Area culture for this week. Film Our very own Pacific Film Archive mixes, as it were, sound and image in the next installment of its Cine/Spin series, where Cal DJs take on films from the PFA collection. On Thursday,
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This week in arts

Film This Friday afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Berkeley Art Museum is hosting Film Forward, a colloquium on the state of film education, curation and criticism. Prominent Bay Area film personalities will be on the panel, including independent filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (“Connected”) and Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”), film journalists
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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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Passersby stop and look at the latest trinkets on display on Telegraph Avenue.

Treasure hiding in plain sight

Vendors offer unique crafts

For many decades, the city of Berkeley has prided itself on promoting local, sustainable and equitable production and consumption. A stroll down Telegraph Avenue shows that numerous weekend street vendors are still trying to uphold those ideals. Although negative adjectives and references to the homeless population are usually used to
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