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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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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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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Rasputin Music expands, taking over Galaxxi

Rasputin Music will soon be taking over Galaxxi’s former location on Telegraph, expanding their grand record store even further. Those passing by can see shelves and racks full of CDs and other items that will one day populate Rasputin’s new extension. When asked about the plans for the expansion, Rasputin
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A man helps clean up the vacant lot located on the corner of Telegraph and Haste. Th

Progress slow with vacant lot on corner of Haste and Telegraph

A week after Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to pursue foreclosure against the owner of the vacant Telegraph Avenue lot just south of the UC Berkeley campus, little visible progress has been made. Although the city has finally decided to force local business owner Ken Sarachan to repay the nearly
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