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Blake House

Blake Garden and Blake House in Kensington. (John Lambert Pearson/Wikimedia Commons)

UC Regents Committee Approves Funding For Dilapidated President’s Mansion

The $620,000 in funding would fix a leaky roof and make seismic improvements to the mansion, but a complete overhaul would cost over $3 million.

09/18/2013

University Of California Board Votes On Napolitano Becoming President

Initial Funding Approved To Redo UC President’s House

When former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano takes over as president of the University of California later this month, she will live in leased accommodations that the college system is renting for nearly $10,000 a month.

09/17/2013

Department of Homeland Security secretary and University of California president designate Janet Napolitano (C) speaks during a news conference following the University of California Board of Regents meeting on July 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The University of California's Board of Regents voted today to confirm Janet Napolitano to be the next president of the UC system.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Leases $9K Per Month Oakland Home For Napolitano, May Restore ‘Blake House’

As the University of California prepares to welcome former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as its next president, the college system’s governing board is being asked to consider renovating the vacant mansion that housed many of Napolitano’s predecessors.

09/17/2013