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Updates, photos from apartment building fire on Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley firefighters are working to contain a fire that broke out at an apartment building on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street at about 8:48 p.m. Friday. The building has been evacuated and traffic on nearby streets has been blocked for several hours. As of 1:06 a.m. Saturday,
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Smoke billows from a burning apartment on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue.

Fire breaks out at apartment building on Telegraph Avenue

For live updates, tweets and photos, keep updated with our Storify page. Update: As of 2:45 p.m. Saturday, the fire was still technically burning, according to Gil Dong, deputy fire chief for the Berkeley Fire Department. Dong said this is the largest fire — which has now gutted the building
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A protester stands with her hand raised atop a semi trailer as protesters march towards the Oakland port from downtown during the Nov. 2 general strike.

Occupy Oakland to march to support UC Berkeley general strike

Looking to support Occupy Cal and its “fight against police brutality,” Occupy Oakland is planning to march to UC Berkeley to join the campus general strike Tuesday. “We must recognize that the very same OPD officers and Sheriffs who attacked us here were sent only a few days later to
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Caffe Mediterraneum received preliminary approval from the city to sell beer and wine this week.

Caffe Med receives approval to sell beer and wine

After receiving the go-ahead to operate 24 hours a day this summer, Caffe Mediterraneum now has preliminary approval from the city of Berkeley to sell beer and wine. For Craig Becker, owner of the cafe and president of the Telegraph Business Improvement District Board, seeking the new beer and wine permit
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Telegraph Ave Meeting @ Moes

Community members meet to discuss Telegraph area improvement

Southside community members met in the basement of Moe’s Books Thursday night for the first meeting of the Telegraph Livability Coalition to suggest possible changes to improve the Telegraph Avenue atmosphere in terms of business, cleanliness, safety and tourism. UC Berkeley juniors and ASUC Senators Andrew Albright and Anthony Galace
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The vacant lot on the corner of Telegraph Ave and Haste Street sits empty as cars pass by.

Architecture students propose range of ideas for vacant Telegraph lot

This summer, UC Berkeley architecture students drew up designs ranging from an “Urban Ecology Center” to an Institute for Anarchic Studies to develop the vacant lot on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue. Darell Fields, a lecturer in the campus Department of Architecture who provided guidance for the
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Community members react to approval of Southside Plan

In the midst of a vast amount of support for increased affordable student housing directly south of the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley City Council’s passage of the Southside Plan last week has left some community members unsure about how it will improve the business climate in the area. The
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