For whom the ballot tolls

In the slurry of information available about bridges, ballots and buses, there is very little mention of people like the local bodega owners who cross into Berkeley to stock their stores with It’s-Its and Turkish delights.
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Student housing may come to Telegraph Avenue lot after decadeslong vacancy

The lot’s owner, Ken Sarachan, was granted a permit to build the proposed residential structure in February 2017, and submitted a request to modify the permit on May 4. The modification would allow for about 12 more bedrooms to be added to the existing plans for the structure, according to Berkeley City Councilmember Kriss Worthington.
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